Carolina Lantana Plants possess the same size flowers as most varieties but has a much improved mounding habit, as well as its heat and drought tolerance. Trailing up to 4-feet, they are sought after to add that tropical ambiance to patios and decks, but are also being used as an annual ground cover in the north and as a perennial landscape application in the south.
With an extended blooming season, they are butterfly magnets, but also highly valued by hummingbirds and honey bees! Most Carolina Lantanas will have bi-colored, fragrant flowers. If you’ve heard the opposite, it is the leaves that have an unpleasant odor when crushed or bruised, though some gardeners claim they have a citrusy scent. What butterfly or hummer would flock to a plant that smelled bad?