• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide; larger in mild climates.
    Key Feature:
    Carefree and Colorful
    Spring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lan-TAN-a kuh-MAR-uh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide; larger in mild climates.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
    Flower color:Orange
    Design IdeasThis remarkably hardy perennial is an unparalleled source of quick foliage and flowers in warmer climates. Plants grow very fast to fill in a young landscape, or use as a single-season makeover plant. Very resilient in extreme heat, particularly reflected heat off driveways or street paving. A natural for filling sunny banks and slopes. Plant in flower and shrub beds, raised planters, along fence lines and foundations, and in parkways. Put them in pots for powerful color on a deck or patio with brightly blooming annual flowers. With its orange and pink flowers, this lantana is stunning in tropically inspired gardens.
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Heliotrope (Heliotropium); Jatropha (Jatropha); Mandevilla (Mandevilla)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; continue to water container plants regularly, when soil surface becomes dry. Fertilize in spring. Remove spent blooms periodically and prune annually to shape.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    This is a large genus with over 150 species native to tropical regions of the Americas and Africa. L. camara is native as far north as Texas and southern Georgia but has naturalized elsewhere in the South. The genus name is the same as the South American name for the plants. Many of the contemporary varieties resulted from hybrids of this and L. montevidensis. This cultivar was discovered by Miss Huff of Athens, Georgia and introduced by Goodness Grows Nursery in Lexington, Georgia. It is considered sterile; does not produce viable seed. Lantanas are valuable butterfly nectar plants and are equally appealing to hummingbirds.


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