- Award Winner
- Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
- Long Blooming
- Heat Tolerant
- Deadheading Not Necessary
- Drought Tolerant
- Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
- Resists: Deer
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Puffs of small red flowers packed into clusters adorn the dark foliage of this plant. When flowers emerge they contain yellow, orange, and red blooms, and then as the flowers mature they turn a solid red. If you are looking for a true red flower in your garden then you must have Royale Red Zone!
The extreme heat tolerance makes it a winner in any warm summer climate. The plant is certified sterile by the University of Florida so it won't be invasive in warm winter climates. Heat and drought tolerant, of course, but also fragrant, annual except in zones 9 - 11, 12 - 26 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.
Photos courtesy of Proven Winners