Botanical name: Leonotis leonurus
Synonym: Phlomis leonurus, Hemisodon leonurus, Leonurus africanus, Leonurus superbus, Leonurus grandiflorus, Phlomis speciosa
Common name: Lion's Tail, Wild Dagga
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae, mint or deadnettle family)
Native to: South Africa, southern Africa
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: orange
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): -
Characteristics and usage: dried leaves and flowers have a mild calming effect when smoked or brewed into tea.
Weight of 1000 seeds: -
Seeds per gram: -
Cultivation / direction of sowing: Sow seed at 20-30°C, germination starting 10 days, Leonotis leonurus is frost-tender, keep plants slightly drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C.