Wild Dagga, or Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus) is perennial shrub native to the Southern parts of Africa and has found a home in a number of gardens with moderate winters. Plants produce showy, bright orange flowers attractive to hummingbirds and a host of other beneficial insects. Wild Dagga's low fertility and water requirements – consider it drought tolerant after its first year of establishment – make it an ideal plant for xeriscaping setups. Mature plants in flower can reach well over five feet tall.
Perennial plants require a year of growth prior to flowering. Plants can be grown in colder winter climates but must be brought indoors and overwintered.