Big-Sage, Wild-Sage, Red-Sage, White-Sage, Tickberry Lantana
Not a spectacular flowering bush, but as a butterfly and hummingbird attractant
terrific. Like so many other plants in a hot weather or tropical garden, the
lantana is poisonous. The colors of its flowers range from pink lavender and
white through to yellow and orange.
Benefits: Lantana leaves may have anti-microbial, fungicidal
and insecticidal properties. It has also been used in traditional medicine to
treat a wide variety of illnesses.
From: Lantana comes from the tropical Americas.
Photographed: At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
Planting and Growth: Lantanas are tropical and appreciate warmth
as well as growing
sun. Once settled in lantana
conditions and appreciates very occasional fertilizer. Drought
can have a negative effect on lantana's overall health.