Annuals, Evergreen, Ground covers, Shrubs
Fast-growing tropical American natives with tiny flowers in tight clusters that look like miniature nosegays. Valued for a profuse show of color over a long season—every month of the year in frost-free areas. Light frosts merely keep plants in check. Heavier freezes may seriously damage or kill plants in some but not all winters. In colder zones, lantana is grown as a summer annual, typically used in containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes.
A little hardier than L. camara, it’s a groundcover to about 2 ft. high, with branches trailing to 3 or even 6 ft. Dark green, 1-in.-long, coarsely toothed leaves are sometimes tinged red or purplish, especially in cold weather. Rosy lilac flowers in 1–1 1/2-in.-wide clusters. Naturalized from Florida to Texas.
Native from extreme southwestern Texas into the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico. Treelike yucca to 12 ft. ...
Europe’s only native palm, this also grows on Mediterranean islands and in northwest Africa. Hav...
Native to China. Given support, a twining vine that can reach 20–30 ft.; without support and wit...