These brilliant Tabasco red, flaming orange, and fireball yellow flowers will turn that boring bed or container into a trip to Cancun during Spring Break. Heat and drought tolerant, of course, but also fragrant, annual except in zones 9 - 11, 24 - 36 inches tall. Want to hang out with the birds, bees, and butterflies? Plant me, and you may end up turning that spare bedroom into an aviary slash hive slash butterfly house.
If you are looking for a tough plant it's hard to beat lantana. Lantana is heat tolerant, use little to no supplemental water in the landscape, will tolerate less than ideal soils, and usually don't need to be deadheaded. If you are looking for a plant that will thrive on neglect, lantana is the champ.
- Award Winner
- Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
- Long Blooming
- Heat Tolerant
- Deadheading Not Necessary
- Drought Tolerant
- Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
- Resists: Deer
Photos courtesy of Proven Winners