• 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 Tolerant Color
    Blooms:
    Blooms 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 habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Blooms nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
    Flower color:Multicolored
    Design IdeasThis vivid Lantana is an unparalleled source of quick foliage and flowers in warmer climates. Its coloring is just right for adding brilliance to the tropical-inspired landscape that will take some cold. These plants grow very fast to fill in a young landscape, or use as a single-season makeover plant. Very resilient in extreme heat, particularly reflected heat off driveways or street paving. A natural for filling sunny banks and slopes. Plant in flower and shrub beds, raised planters, along fence lines and foundations, and in parkways. Put them in pots for powerful color on a deck or patio with brightly blooming annual flowers.
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Salvia (Salvia); Heliotrope (Heliotrope); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Cordyline (Cordyline)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established in landscape, reduce frequency; drought tolerant. Water container plants when soil surface becomes dry. Apply fertilizer in spring. Remove spent flowers for a tidy appearance.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
    Lore:
    Lantanas are valuable butterfly nectar plants and are equally appealing to hummingbirds. 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.

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