• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; 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 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; 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
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasUse this lantana's juicy tangerine color as an accent plant in a garden of more standard colors, or to alleviate a lot of green. Tumble its spreading form down banks and over walls, or make it into a thick hedge to direct traffic. Thrives in a container to brighten a deck or patio.
    Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Heliotrope (Heliotrope); Cordyline (Cordyline); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Hibiscus (Hibiscus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; continue to water container plants regularly. Fertilize in spring. Remove spent flowers for a tidy appearance. Prune topiary form regularly to maintain size and 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
    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 1840's. 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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