Lantana has been wildly popular for at least 25 years, certainly since the variety 'New Gold' was named the 1995 Georgia Gold Medal Award winner. Butterflies love lantana's gorgeous flowers from late spring until frost. Lantana adapts to a wide variety of soil types and conditions, is deer resistant, drought tolerant and salt tolerant.
So, this year the National Garden Bureau is giving lantana its due, announcing that 2020 is Year of the Lantana. NGB notes, "Lantana has a rich history of being utilized in the garden for long-lasting, colorful blooms, superior heat tolerance and the ability to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Featuring clusters of bright colors, solid as well as multi-color, Lantana can be used in containers, landscaping and hanging baskets." Go to Year of the Lantana to read more.