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**Lantana, Big-Sage, Wild-Sage, Red-Sage, White-Sage, Tickberry Lantana camara
Not a spectacular flowering bush, but as a butterfly and hummingbird attractant lantana is 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.
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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 best in full sun. Once settled in lantana tolerates dry conditions and appreciates very occasional fertilizer. Drought can have a negative effect on lantana's overall health.