• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Heat Loving Color
    Blooms:
    Spring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lan-TAY-na
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 30
    Growth habit:Mounding, Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
    Flower color:Orange
    Design IdeasAn evergreen, all-season bloomer such as this Lantana is indispensable in the garden as a high groundcover or low hedge. Use its mounding growth to accentuate the form and flowers of companions. Trail over walls or hanging baskets. A lovely tropical annual in temperate climates.
    Companion PlantsPhormium (Phormium); Mirror Plant (Coprosma); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Cordyline (Cordyline)
  • 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 5 to 6 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:
    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 1840s. 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.

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