For some, April brings tax season. For us, April means flower season. The countdown is on, and ready or not, spring flower planting will begin shortly! Are you considering new flowers for your full-sun beds or front porch pots? If so, we suggest the Lantana plant. This beautiful bloom often compliments other flowers (see Carolyn Whorton Caladium and Sweet Potato Vine below) but can also act as a stand-alone knockout. We typically use them as fillers or to line the front of a bed or flowerpot.
If you’re still wondering why Lantana should be your spring go-to, here are our top 5 reasons:
- The multicolor blossom varies between shades of orange, pink, purple, red, white and yellow. Regardless of your favorite, just know the color darkens as it ages. This guarantees it’ll catch any onlooker’s eye and you’ll never tire of the color.
- The sun won’t easily wither this plant as it thrives in hot spots with little moisture. Alabama summers probably won’t cool off anytime soon, so it might be time to invest in a durable plant that will gladly soak up the sun and last through the fall.
- Lantana attracts pollinators of all kinds. If your front yard hasn’t been a hub for hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, let’s change that.
- This plant can be found in several varieties to match your landscape. Upright varieties will provide the color factor, but you can also find a trailing variety that will spill over your hanging basket or container to give a more relaxed and carefree look.
- A commonly kept secret is that traditional folk remedies use Lantana to help with high blood pressure and stress. We have yet to try this, but we’re adding it to the list of facts that sets this flower apart.
Well, have we convinced you? Whether you’re already a client or would like some help with your spring color, let’s talk. Lantana is a popular choice, but we plant a large variety of flowers to suit your taste. April is just a few days away – so, what flowers will you plant?
Sources: funflowerfacts.com, bhg.com, dengarden.com