Lion’s Tail aka leonotis leonurus
I wish there was a garden book that had everything listed for every plant. I currently have the Western Garden Book, but for everything I want to know about, is not listed. I would like this book to show what a plant looks like as a seedling to being full grown. How it looks after a winter, as whether you need to cut off the dead looking stems, or if the plants returns from these stems or roots. Also would like the book to say when is the best time for pruning/transplanting. Most of the plants I have are not even listed in here. Right now, I am looking for information about the Lion's Tail. Is anyone familiar with this beautiful plant? I have searched the web but once again, have not been able to find the info I am looking for. I did find out to my amazement that this plant is a Cannabis substitute and is used by the Shamans. I didn't buy it for this purpose, but the stories were interesting from those who smoke it. Now my question, as a evergreen perennial, (mine doesn't show signs of being evergreen), mine now looks like dead twigs. I was wondering if these will come back from the root stock or not. We have had a cold winter here, so I'm not sure if these are really dead or presently dormant. I'm not sure if I should leave the dead looking twigs on or cut them off. Any ideas???