Lion's Ear is a South African perennial or tender shrub to 6 or 7 feet. It has showy whorls of orange flowers in summer. The oblong leaves are frost tender and the whole plant may be killed back in cold weather. In much of the South it is a dependable perennial if planted in a sunny, well-drained soil, kept on the dry side, and if the base of the plant is mounded with coarse sand and mulched for the winter.
USDA Hardiness Zone 8 - 9