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. Excellent annual for cold winter climates. Evergreen in frost-free climates.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lan-TAY-na HIB-ridPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 12 to 15 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring through fall.Flower color:YellowFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleTropicalDesign 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 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: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 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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