American Red Bush Lantana

Lantana camara 'American Red'

SKU
5661
Rating:
100% of 100
Profuse red and yellow color year-round! Useful as a substitute for annuals in sunny flower beds or containers. An excellent low hedge or accent shrub. Tolerates heat and drought. Evergreen in frost-free areas; treat as an annual elsewhere.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationlan-TAY-na ca-MA-ra
LoreLantanas are valuable butterfly nectar plants and are equally appealing to hummingbirds.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
Design IdeasBush Lantana is the best source of quick foliage and flowers in warmer climates. Check your local climate zone to see if it is annual or perennial in your area. Landscapers have long used this fast-grower to fill in a young landscape for the first season or two until woody plants are established. A great color source for hot and dry gardens, along driveways and full sun banks. Plant in flower and shrub beds, raised planters, along fence lines and foundations, and in parkways, where they take the reflected heat from pavement in stride. Put it in pots for powerful color on a deck or patio but make sure you bring it in for the winter.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureHeat Loving Color

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. Fertilize in spring. Remove spent blooms periodically and prune annually to shape.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11

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