Monday, November 5, 2012

More Late Bloomers


Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus) not to be confused with Lion's Ear (Leonotis nepetifolia)
both native to South Africa

Lion's tail has long leaves, Lion's ear has rounder leaves.  Lion's Ear can be found in Mexico but is considered an annual in gardens around here.  The Lion's Tail should be a root hardy perennial here. Sorry I do not have a Lion's Ear to show, I forgot to sow the seeds this spring.

Mountain Sage (Salvia regla) native to the Chisos Mountains in West Texas 
and portions of Mexico (probably Regla, Hidalgo, Mexico)

Both of these specimens are in the mint family, both start blooming last summer and if warm enough would continue their show through the winter.  We shall see how they do here this winter.

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Randy Hyden said...

Wow, Tufa, hook me up with some of that Mountain sage ! It looks great, bet it can take it.

HolleyGarden said...

Never seen the lion's tail before. But your statement about these both being in the mint family makes me wonder if they will be as aggressive as mint in taking over a spot.

Tufa Girl said...

Being in the mint family does not necessarily mean they will spread. These two are kept in check by the weather. Now if they are in their native habitat that may be another story.