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 ‚Äì consider it drought tolerant after its first year of establishment ‚Äì 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.