• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Continuously blooms in frost-free areas.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lan-TAY-na HIB-rid
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 30
    Growth habit:Mounding, Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Continuously blooms in frost-free areas.
    Flower color:Orange
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    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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