Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pink Lantana/Today's Flowers #29

@ mirandablue
Dwarf Pink lantana
Lantana montevidensis

This is a fast growing, spreading perennial, treated as an annual in cooler areas. Flowers profusely throughout the summer, attracting butterflies. Leaves are 1 inch long, dark green, with coarsely toothed edges. The light pink blooms appear in domed clusters, covering the plant from summer to frost. Thrives with full sun, low moisture and poor soil. Withstands salt spray too.  Poisonous; foliage contact can irritate skin.

"There are poisons that blind you, and poisons that open your eyes." 

~ August Strindberg

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Posted for Today's Flowers

19 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Lantana is such a pretty flower when all clustered together! Lovely photos!

kanak7 said...

Gorgeous photos! Particularly the second one!

Jama said...

I love the combination of colours, so pretty. There's plenty of them here in my country and they bloom all year long due to our heat.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the colors of the Lantana. Unfortunately here they are annuals because of our cold winters.

Regina said...

Sweet Lantana. Great captures Miranda.
Have a nice week ahead.

AL said...

Ah so that's how they're called, I was supposed to post the same flower heehee.

Arija said...

Such pretty little flowers and so good or the butterflies.

guild-rez said...

Lovely pictures!
Lantana plants are on my shopping list for the spring:)
Thank you for sharing,
Gisela.

Carver said...

The lantana is lovely. I have lantana but mine is orange and yellow.

chubskulit said...

Lanta-na pero maganda pa rin hehehe, kidding.

That's really pretty sis..

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful lantanas.

Pat - Arkansas said...

It's coincidental that we both selected Lantana for our post today. Your photos are beautiful!

NatureFootstep said...

those colors are a feast for the eyes. :)

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

there's a lot of those in my sis's garden back home.

Today's Flower

SandyCarlson said...

These flowers are very beautiful. Thanks for this post.

Carletta said...

Some of my favorite blooms with their soft sherbert colors!

Lina Gustina said...

Your Lantana shots are so lovely, Luna...

Thanks for your valuable comment, Luna. You've given me the right name and color :)

Have a great week ahead...

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Míriam Luiza said...

Eu gostei muito de suas flores! São delicadas e lindas!

lazyclick said...

Beautiful flowers.