Radiation Bush Lantana
Radiation Bush Lantana
Lantana camara 'Radiation'Item #5685 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
A profusion of radiant warm season color from rich orange-red blooms with yellow accents that draw butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden! Thrives in the heat of summer when many flowers cease blooming. Excellent for use as a low hedge plant or accent shrub. Evergreen in frost-free areas; treat as an annual elsewhere.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lan-TAY-na ca-MA-raPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24Growth habit:MoundingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Blooms nearly year-round in frost-free regions.Flower color:MulticoloredDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreLore: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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