A pot of Lantana montevidensis wintered over in the greenhouse with
Salvia farinacea gave these a head start on their companions who
wintered in the open garden.
Lantana montevidensis under pine trees has bloomed
all winter here for the delight of random butterflies who ventured out
on warm days. More tender Yellow Lantana has new sprouts emerging.
I pull it out by handfuls around desirable plants but it makes spotx of green through the winter.
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus bridges the gap between the end of
Azalea season and summer annuals as a butterfly nectar plant. I started
new plants from seed that I hope are white. Technically a biennial, these
old plants survived several winters under a Live Oak.
Gerbera Daisies are blooming in the garden and so are those newly
set out that I grew in the greenhouse from seed.
Gerberas are a South African native and enjoy cool weather.