Known for extended bloom time, this easy-to-care shrub of Lantana will turn any garden into a permanent flower shop.
This ornamental shrub, native to Central and South America, is often considered an invasive species due to its ability to spread fast and easy-to-germinate seeds. It has high environmental tolerance and can sustain a wide range of conditions.
Lantana is identified by thick hairy, textured leaves, dark green and flexible stems. It flourished throughout almost the entirety of the year when in protected spots, but most intensely in spring and summer, and it bears small and numerous flowers in shades of red, yellow, and purple. Flowers arrange in clusters, and it is common to find different colored flowers in the same cluster.
This plant is considered easy to care for and can grow up to 6.5 feet (2 m) high. When kept in outdoor gardens, it’s known for attracting wildlife such as butterflies and hummingbirds.