Miss Huff Hardy Lantana
Miss Huff Hardy Lantana
Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'Item #5684 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
The most cold hardy lantana known - established clumps have survived temperatures as low as 0°F. An excellent choice for mass plantings, along hillsides, and in patio containers. Showy orange and pink flowers cycle during the warm season. Evergreen in mild winter regions; treat as an annual in cold winter regions.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lan-TAN-a kuh-MAR-uhPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24Growth habit:MoundingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide; larger in mild climates.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.Flower color:OrangeDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory: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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