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.
These evergreen perennials are grown as annuals in colder climates, or carried through winter from cut...
Border plant to 3–6 ft. tall, 1/2 –3 ft. wide, with airy, branching stems carrying purple ...
Upright plant that grows to about 1 1/2 –2 ft. tall, with striking flowers that vary from fire-e...