Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower to 4-6 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Attracts Butterflies
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Continuously in frost-free areas
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
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 grower to 4-6 ft. tall and wide.
Special features:Attracts Butterflies
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Continuously in frost-free areas
Flower color:Orange
Garden styleTropical
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.
Care Information
Follow 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:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
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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