• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 12 to 15 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Spring through fall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lan-TAY-na HIB-rid
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 12 to 15 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through fall.
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Design 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 3 to 4 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.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 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.


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