New Gold Lantana
Lantana x 'New Gold'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|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. 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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 2 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.|
|Design Ideas||Plant 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Heat Loving|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Phormium (Phormium); Mirror Plant (Coprosma); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Cordyline (Cordyline)|
Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; continue to water container plants regularly. Fertilize in spring. Remove spent blooms periodically and prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11