Radiation Bush Lantana
Radiation Bush Lantana
Lantana camara 'Radiation'Item #5685 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
Profuse color year-round from rich orange-red flowers! Useful as substitute for annuals in flower beds or containers. Excellent low hedge or accent shrub. Attracts butterflies. Tolerates heat.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lan-TAY-na ca-MA-raPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Continuously in frost-free areas.Flower color:OrangeGarden styleTropicalDesign 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 PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Heliotrope (Heliotrope); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Cordyline (Cordyline)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory: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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