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.
Europe’s only native palm, this also grows on Mediterranean islands and in northwest Africa. Hav...
Grows at a moderate to fast rate, eventually reaching 40–80 ft. tall, with a heavy-limbed crown ...
One of the two species used in hybridizing. Coarse, upright grower to 6 ft. tall and wide. Rough dark ...