If you are looking for plants that have color all spring, summer and into late fall you might want to consider Lantana plants. They are numerous varieties and colors.
- Dallas Red
- Yellow Gold
- Spreading Yellow Gold
- Purple Trailing Lantana
- Irene Camara Lantana
The plant pictured below is a rainbow lantana. Lantanas love full sun even reflected sun from walls or concrete. They do like well-drained soil and thrive in beds or containers.
Lantana plants can get large sometimes as tall as 5 ft and wide. No pruning or dead heading is required, old blooms will expire followed by new ones week after week. Some contact with foliage may irritate the sensitive skin. Or leave alone as they will fall off and continue blooming throughout the hot season.
You can buy lantana plants at Color Your World Nursery they will always have this plant from spring throughout the early fall months. The Lantana is also commonly called a Shrub Verbena. All Lantanas’ are tough, resilient plants that thrive in hot weather and bloom profusely from spring until frost. Ask for them at your local retail nursery.
The “Dallas Red Lantana” pictured below is a good plant choice for flowering color all summer long. In the southwest, they will last until late October and sometimes into early November.
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They are considered a perennial in the lower elevations of the southwest. There are numerous varieties red, gold, purple, orange and even multi-colored. These plants do extremely well with a good drip system. Use these in rock gardens or Xeriscape landscapes. They will become drought tolerant once they are well established. Usually around the third year. Pictured below is the New Gold Lantana.
These plants are easy and maintenance free. Once established they are drought-tolerant. The new old, rich orange, Dallas red and other bright-colored plants are perfect for summer color. Pictured below is the “Lantana camara Radiation.
The plant will do dormant during the winter season in colder areas in the southwest. But will spring out when temperatures get consistently above 50 degrees f° at night time.