New Gold Lantana
New Gold Lantana
Lantana x 'New Gold'Item #0909 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
Brilliant golden yellow flower clusters cover this colorful, heat-loving perennial from spring to fall. Trailing growth is excellent for use as groundcover or tumbling from hanging baskets. Evergreen in warm, frost-free climates; treat as a summer annual in northern regions.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 15 in. tall, spreading 18 to 24 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lan-TAY-naPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 15 in. tall, spreading 18 to 24 in. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Heat Loving, Tolerates Urban Pollution, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.Flower color:YellowFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasPlant in mass or as an accent in a sunny border or butterfly garden. Will provide color and coverage on rocky hillsides. Great long lasting color for annual containers or hanging baskets on a patio or deck.Companion PlantsPhormium (Phormium); Mirror Plant (Coprosma); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Cordyline (Cordyline)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Space 2 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- 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 1840's. French breeders developed the modern forms in the color ranges we know today at the close of the 19th century. Allan Armitage, well-known plantsman from the University of Georgia, was the first to detail the benefits of New Gold around 1995. 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. New Gold is a cross between Lantana camera and Lantana montevidensis, and is not known to produce viable seeds.
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