Beach Sunflower vs. Exotic Lantana
Beach Sunflower
Beach Sunflower Flower
Beach Sunflower (Helianthus debilis)

Other Names: Dune Sunflower

height height 1-3 ft., max - 3 ft.
light light Full sun to light shade
soil soil Prefers well-drained soils
water water Minimal

Use: Groundcover, Decorative border, Butterfly garden, Roadside wildflower mix

Bonus: This attractive plant has a bright, yellow sunflower, blooms year-round, and makes an excellent low-maintenance drought tolerant groundcover.

Instead of
Lantana Flower
Lantana (Lantana camara)

Other Names: Gold Mound Lantana, Shrub Verbena

height height 3-4 ft., max - 6 ft.

Use in landscape: Decorative border, Shrub, Potted plant

Why not Lantana camara?

The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council classifies Lantana camera as a Category I exotic pest "known to invade and disrupt native plant communities." Additionally, the leaves and fruits of Lantana camera are very toxic to animals and humans. Be careful with non-native Lantanas-they are often sold as natives in large commercial nurseries.

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