A popular garden hybrid is illustrated here. It is the rather magnificent Leonotis menthifolia - 'Savannah Sunset'. Depending on the climate of your region, this is an annual/perennial plant with an erect growth habit. In mid-Summer, Leonotis menthifolia repeatedly produces showy whorls of round, furry, orange blossoms around the tall erect stems followed later by seeds. Butterflies and bees are magnetised by the nectar-rich blossoms. The plant is easily propagated from seeds and thrives best in well-drained neutral soil in a sunny location. Lion's Ear is low maintenance and tolerates drought well. Mass plant in the back of the border for a striking effect.
This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme,
and also part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.
This is beautiful flowers in front of a gorgeous blue heaven.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year !
What cheerful flowers!! My first time to see.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers, vibrant colors and perfect against those blue, blue skies! Terrific captures, Nick!! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love the colour and the shape of these, very interesting.ReplyDelete
What gorgeous shots!ReplyDelete
Can't recall ever seeing this flower... and they look cool against the blue sky, All the best in the coming year, Nick!ReplyDelete
WOW - what stunning flowers - I don't think I have ever seen them before ;-)ReplyDelete
visiting from FFF
Please have a good weekend ahead.
spectacular skies and blooms!ReplyDelete
That's a beautiful plant.ReplyDelete
Lovely flowers below the perfect blue sky the pic really wonderful, full of nature friendly colors and the elevation from which you have capture the pic just add to its beauty.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete