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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Nov 12, 2017 12:17 PM CST
Hi Sherry,

FYI, Your plant looks like Leonotis nepetifolia rather than Leonotis menthifolia. The leaf shape is wrong for L. menthifolia.

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Nov 12, 2017 12:37 PM CST
Thanks, danita ! Came from a grocery store unlabeled and I'm only familiar with Leonotis leonurus...which unfortunately did not make it here on my first try, will try again, on a mouned area.....The leontis nepetifolia has done well though...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Nov 12, 2017 12:52 PM CST
Hmm, your grocery store sounds more interesting than mine. They only have run-of-the-mill plants here.
Leonotis are regularly misidentified even when they do have a label. It seems that 90% of the time things listed as Leonotis menthifolia or Leonotis leonurus are actually Leonotis nepetifolia. Leonotis nepetifolia sets a lot of seeds and can be a bit weedy in some areas. It is pretty, though, and the hummingbirds like it.
Fingers crossed for your next Leonotis leonurus! Crossing Fingers! Big Grin
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Nov 12, 2017 2:26 PM CST
There's not a lot in the way of nursery forage here and the grocery store that has a small nursery is 20 miles away in Brookings, Oregon...they mainly have plants from May to November and you never know what will show up there...we were driving through the lot several years ago when I spotted the Leonotis leonurus and shouted, "Stop the car !!"...lol...well, Grocery Outlet will occasionally have something...also several years ago they had a table of digiplexis in huge 2 gallon for $11...and Buy Rite puts some interesting racks out also. The good nursery 85 miles away in McKinleyville is wonderful, but I do not get down there much anymore, just as well, when I do go, I have to spend a lot....lol
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Nov 12, 2017 2:27 PM CST

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I moved the photo to Lion's Ear (Leonotis nepetifolia) Thanks for the heads up.
Evan
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Nov 12, 2017 2:38 PM CST
Well, of course! Once you've gone to all the trouble and expense of traveling that far, you must justify it by buying many, many plants! That way, the travel costs are spread over many plants, instead of just a few, which makes it a better bargain. nodding

Thanks, Evan! Thank You!
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Nov 12, 2017 2:51 PM CST
Uh huh...well, they have a Round Table Pizza and Costco down there also....lol...I could easily go bankrupt.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....

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