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Apr 11, 2015 5:18 AM CST
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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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I have this plant. It is called Lion's Tail. I couldn't find it in the plant database. Is it there by another name? Or, I just overlooked it? Thx, Lynne
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Apr 11, 2015 5:28 AM CST
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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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Nevermind. Found it!
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Apr 11, 2015 5:36 AM CST
Name: Jay
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Apr 11, 2015 10:37 AM CST
Name: greene
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Whether right or wrong many people using the common names get the Lion's Ear and the Lion's Tail mixed up. Lot's of misinformation on the web about these two plants. I try to remember that one is perennial and on is an annual.

I see on one of the links you provided that they are calling it Leonotis ocymifolia/formerly Leonotis leonurus/Lion's Tail; the other link you provided calls it Leonotis leonurus/Lion's Ear.

In the ATP database they list Leonotis ocymifolia/Lion's Tail, while Catalogue of Life lists Leonotis ocymifolia as an accepted name, not the same plant as Leonotis leonurus.
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Apr 12, 2015 9:24 PM CST
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I love this plant; I have two -- one each side of an arbor. I haven't had any luck though in rooting cuttings. Any advice -- root in water or dab on rootone and put right in the potting mix; or put in perlite with rooting powder ? I never seem to get to the little seed pods in time and never find baby plants on the ground.
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Apr 12, 2015 9:58 PM CST
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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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I'll check my earthbox. I bought one several years ago for tomatoes and now use it for cuttings. I stuck some lions tail in there last fall. Will check tomorrow and see if they are still there. It's pretty full of cuttings and plants I pull up.
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Apr 12, 2015 11:16 PM CST
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Leonotis nepetifolia self seeds occasionally here. The Leonotis l. I have to purchase from an outlet, it's a one time bloomer here if ground planted. Not familiar w/ the Leonotis m. designation. The Leonotis l. variety can have some hallucinatory properties if given the right conditions to grow. Reputedly used like marijuana in Africa.
It certainly is a neat plant (either of the two I'm familiar with). L. nepetifolia gets up to maybe 10 ft, the other, only waist high.
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Apr 13, 2015 9:34 PM CST
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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I just bought the dwarf version of Lion's Ear! I have the large one, Leonotis leonurus , growing in very little soil atop limestone rock. It blooms faithfully in October and dies back with first freeze. Hope the dwarf version does as well.
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Apr 13, 2015 9:42 PM CST
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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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Where did you find lion's ear? I've not ever seen it in a nursery.
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Apr 13, 2015 9:52 PM CST
Name: Sandi
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Barton Springs Nursery in Austin.
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Apr 14, 2015 5:31 PM CST
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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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Orchidgal: I stuck some Lion's Tail cuttings in my earthbox last fall and I checked this morning and they are about 8" tall. I love my earthbox. It has a water reservoir at the bottom so is great for cuttings where it's so easy to forget to water. I just stripped off the bottom leaves and stuck in in there. Good luck.
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