This perennial is a late summer/ early fall bloomer. It can reach 4-5 ft tall and is mostly evergreen here in Houston. If we reach really cold temperatures, it may freeze back to the ground and return in the Spring. I just love the flowers on this plant. The orange petals stand out in the landscape when most other summer bloomers are fading out. They are shaped like a lion's ear and attract butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. The foliage has an interesting scent that I can only describe as citrus-like: very sweet and fresh. Lion's Ear takes full sun and is drought tolerant which is a very good thing in Houston. If you don't have room for this one in your landscape, I've heard of it doing well in a pot. I just love this plant: cute name, beautiful flower, and is a winner in our heat! You can't go wrong with this one!
This plant made my day! How 'bout yours?