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 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.Lantana montevidensis
A little hardier than Lantana camara, it’s a ground cover 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 to 1 1/2-in.-wide clusters. Naturalized from Florida to Texas.
Probably one of hardiest palms; has survived brief (but not prolonged) temperature drops to 0°F/°
(This common name is used for many plants with whitish foliage; see Dusty Miller.) Native to Italy. Co...
Native to China, northern India. To 30 to 50 ft. high and wide, with irregular habit. Rich green, 1- t...