I’ve seen this flower for many years but finally really noticed a couple of years ago when I was in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and saw how the butterflies absolutely love this flower. Since then I’ve acquired as many colors as I can, wintered them over to have them bloom again for the following summer (yes, I always grow them in pots). My flowers never get the number of butterflies that the OBX ones get. Why? Probably because my neighbors would rather have pest-free green lawns than help pollinators; they love to spray pesticides. The glory of the green lawn. My guess and aided by the fact that millennials said that the number one thing they wanted for their new house was a great lawn (🤦♀️). Pesticide companies succeed by saying that they can eradicate just a single type of insect but when countered won’t admit that others won’t die as well. Consumers wear blinders unless they really want to pay attention.
Only partially sorry for the preachy. 😀
5 thoughts on “Lantana #FOTD”
I’d rather have the flowers than the perfect, so-called, lawn. Thanks for the photos and the review.
I very much agree with you. If my future holds it, I would love to have a front yard that is completely an English cottage garden . . . and hopefully with lots of butterflies. 😀
Sounds delightful and just right.
Pretty flower. 🙂 I’m amazed by the people who know the dangers of herbicides–who hasn’t heard about Round-Up?–but don’t care. In fact, just checking the ph of your dirt and adding lime or fertilizer will naturally make the dirt less accommodaing to weeds and encourage your grass to flourish. But I preach to the converted.
Age? Awareness? Mortality? I dunno.