Every landscape in the Southwest should have at least one of these heat and drought tolerant beauties! They seem to be made specifically for our arid climate, greeting the scorching desert heat with solid blankets of lavender flowers that butterflies and occasional hummingbirds find enticing. Purple Trailing Lantana is a fast grower that stays low and spreads wide, forming a full and colorful groundcover in a single growing season. The small, sandpapery leaves are true-green and strongly aromatic when disturbed. This distinctive aroma offends the sensitive noses of rabbits and deer, causing them to bypass lantana for tastier treats, thus leaving the rich flowers to be enjoyed by everyone else.
Height: 1 – 2 feet
Width: 3 – 6 feet
Bloom color: Purple
Flowering season: Spring, Summer, Fall
USDA minimum zone: 9
Cold hardiness: 20° F


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