Leonotis nepetifolia , Urus mane, Naivasha Apricot

Leonotis nepetifolia

Urus mane, Naivasha Apricot
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: South Africa
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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Shrubby, semi-woody, perennial or semi-evergreen subshrub to 2m high with a 1m spread. Very unusual funny flower! The plant grows through it! Very similar to leonotis menthifolia, but leaves are large and about triangle shape. After bloom, the new growth just keeps growing up through the flower. Tolerates poor soil. A super magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies, the hummingbirds will sip for as long as ten seconds or more from one flower. Fun in cut flower arrangements too.

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