Native Lantana 3 gallon plant
days to maturity:
plant spacing: 1 plant per 5 square feet
sunlight requirements: 6-14 hours
look out for: none
harvest notes: leaves are toxic to animals
Lantana involucrata, commonly known as Buttonsage, is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family. It is native to the American tropics, where it is widespread in well-drained, sandy soils. Lantana is a woody, evergreen shrub, producing dense clusters of small, fragrant, whitish to lavender flowers. This sun seeking variety is grown commercially and used in landscaping as a cover plant, screen, accent, and hedge. It is drought- and salt-tolerant, provides cover for wild life, and protects costal soils from erosion. It's also considered one of the best plants for attracting butterflies, like the Atala, Miami blue, the Cassius blue, Sulphurs, Skippers, Hairstreaks, and many other pollinators, to its nectar filled flowers. You might like the smell too!