American Red Bush Lantana
Lantana camara 'American Red'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||lan-TAY-na ca-MA-ra|
|Lore||Lantanas are valuable butterfly nectar plants and are equally appealing to hummingbirds.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.|
|Design Ideas||Bush 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Heat Loving|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Heat 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11