There are over 150 species of lantana plants, which is a result of heavy hybridization between the different types. Lantana flowers are popular due to their ability to bloom with showy flowers all year round in hot climates. The flowers appear in pretty clusters, and are attractive to a range of wildlife, bringing bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds into the garden.
They are low-maintenance thanks to their reliance on dry conditions and tolerance of poor soils. These plants are very versatile, and depending on the type, can be used for hedging, hanging baskets, ground cover, and ornamentals.