Lantanas and Butterflies

When we picked out new plants for the yard at our Mexico Beach vacation rental, there was no question that we wanted plenty of Lantanas. They are drought and heat tolerant, hardy, and provide a burst of color to our landscaping. And, best of all, they attract butterflies. Each Lantana flower is made up of florets, and our Lantana Anne Maries produce a stunning mixture of yellow, orange, and bright fuchsia blooms.

Butterflies are attracted to plants with sweet-smelling nectar and blue, purple, pink, white, yellow, and orange blooms. Some varieties of butterflies that you might spot in the yard are the yellow Cloudless Sulphur, the Monarch, and the Gulf Fritillary (depicted above, feasting on our newly planted Lantanas).

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