Spreading Sunset® Lantana
Spreading Sunset® Lantana
Lantana x 'Monet'Item #5705 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
Profuse color year-round from masses of vivid orange-red flowers! Beautiful spreading form, useful in flower beds or containers. Excellent low border, groundcover or accent shrub. Tolerates heat. Evergreen in frost-free areas.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lan-TAY-na HIB-ridPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 30Growth habit:Mounding, SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Continuously blooms in frost-free areas.Flower color:OrangeFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleTropicalPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasAn evergreen, all-season bloomer such as this Lantana is indispensable in the garden as a high groundcover or low hedge. Use its mounding growth to accentuate the form and flowers of companions. Trail over walls or hanging baskets. A lovely tropical annual in temperate climates.Companion PlantsPhormium (Phormium); Mirror Plant (Coprosma); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Cordyline (Cordyline)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a ground cover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants fill in. May be lightly sheared periodically for a neat appearance.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:Common spreading Lantana (Lantana camera) is native to Central and South America. It was brought to Australia and the Pacific region as an ornamental plant in the 1840s. Lantana is considered invasive in many parts of the world where it has naturalized. The leaves are poisonous to animals, but the berries are a delicacy to many bird species.
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