• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, spreading 3 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Drought Tolerant Color
    Blooms:
    Spring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lan-TAY-na se-lo-ee-AH-na
    Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, spreading 3 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
    Flower color:White
    Design IdeasVery 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.
    Companion PlantsFountain Grass (Pennisetum); Heliotrope (Heliotrope); Yarrow (Achillea); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Cordyline (Cordyline); Salvia (Salvia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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. Space 3 to 5 ft. apart as groundcover. Fertilize in spring. Remove spent flowers for a tidy appearance.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
    History:
    This hybrid was developed and introduced by Monrovia in 1990. It is derived from the trailing species, L. sellowiana, which is native to much of South America and has naturalized throughout the southern United States. It is most prevalent in southern California. This species is considered synonymous with L. montevidensis.
    Lore:
    Lantana sellowiana is also known as L. montevidensis, named because it is native to the hills surrounding Uruguay capital city of Montevideo. A member of the Verbenacea family, it is sometimes referred to as Wild Verbena. Lantana species have been cultivated for nearly 300 years, and lore tells us it has been used for centuries longer in folk medicines; poultices for snake bites and sprains, and elixirs to treat ailments. It is said that the dried leaves burned in a glass jar are a natural mosquito repellent. However, it must be noted that the leaves and stems contain an alkaloid that is toxic to browsing animals, and the berries are poisonous. The bright, aromatic flowers of Lantana are adored by nectar-seeking wildlife, and as such are a a staple of a classic butterfly garden.

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