Wild Dagga (Leonotis leonurus)

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Wild Dagga also known as Lion's Tale or Wild Dagga, is an perennial evergreen herbaceous shrub native to South Africa. Highly ornamental bright yellow-orange flowers sit atop long stems with leathery toothed leaves. Wild Dagga flowers are very attractive pollinating insects and birds. 

Dagga was traditionally used by various tribes in Africa as a smoking herb. It's effects are comparable to cannabis in that they provide a mellow and relaxed sensation. The effects of this inebriation are mild, and Dagga is not a scheduled substance in the United States. It is commonly used in many legal over the counter smoking blends in combination with other herbs. It is sometimes mixed with tobacco. 

The purported medicinal effects of Dagga include anti-inflammatory, hypoglycemic, and antinociceptive. It is used traditionally in the treatment of tuberculosis, diabetes, and epilepsy. 

Wild Dagga is of the Leonurus (mint) family of plants and very closely related to two other Sow Exotic favorites; Klip Dagga and Siberian Motherwort.

Plant Type:
Perennial Herb

Harvest Season:
Year-round

Mature Size:
Siberian Motherwort: 5-8 ft.
Wild Dagga and Klip Dagga: 4-9 ft.

Soil & Moisture:
Dry, sandy, well-draining soil. Drought tolerant but also thrives in humid conditions. Water once or twice weekly if growing in a pot.

Light Requirements:
 Part Shade, Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection ; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Grown from seed and division, capable of harvest within growing season. 

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