• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Heat Loving Color
    Blooms:
    Spring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lan-TAY-na ca-MA-ra
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
    Flower color:Red
    Design IdeasBush Lantana is the best source of quick foliage and flowers in warmer climates. Check your local climate zone to see if it is annual or perennial in your area. Landscapers have long used this fast-grower to fill in a young landscape for the first season or two until woody plants are established. A great color source for hot and dry gardens, along driveways and full sun banks. Plant in flower and shrub beds, raised planters, along fence lines and foundations, and in parkways, where they take the reflected heat from pavement in stride. Put it in pots for powerful color on a deck or patio but make sure you bring it in for the winter.
    Companion PlantsHibiscus (Hibiscus); Heliotrope (Heliotrope); Cordyline (Cordyline); Salvia (Salvia); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; continue to water container plants regularly, when soil surface becomes dry. Apply fertilizer in spring. Remove spent blooms periodically and prune annually to shape.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This is a large genus with over 150 species native to tropical regions of the Americas and Africa. L. camara is native as far north as Texas and southern Georgia but has naturalized elsewhere in the South. The genus name is the same as the South American name for the plants. Many of the contemporary varieties resulted from hybrids of this and L. montevidensis.
    Lore:
    Lantanas are valuable butterfly nectar plants and are equally appealing to hummingbirds.

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