Lantana

Lantana, Lantana

This low-maintenance plant, with its stunning flowers, thrives in hot weather and won’t suffer if you forget to water it. Butterflies love this prolific bloomer.

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Growing

Lantana grows best in full sun but tolerates some afternoon shade. While lantana tolerates a variety of soils, plants thrive best in fertile and well drained soil. Plants are heat and drought tolerant, making them excellent for low-water and low-maintenance planting areas.

Tips

Lantana is a tender shrub that is often used as an annual. It grows quickly and makes a stunning addition to mixed planters, combining well with geraniums and other heat-tolerant annuals.

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L. camara is a bushy plant that bears round clusters of flowers in a variety of colors. The flowers often change color as they mature, giving the flower clusters a striking, multi-colored appearance. A wide variety of cultivars is available. Sterile cultivars such as New GoldTM, a Texas Superstar® plant, as well as ‘Texas Flame’ (‘Dallas Red’) and the Bandana Series, are particularly excellent performers.

L. montevidensis (weeping lantana) is a spreading shrub that produces a dense mat of coarsely toothed foliage. This species bears long-stalked flower stems supporting purple-pink to purple flowers with yellow eyes. It grows 8–36" tall and 24–48" wide. It is a Texas Superstar® plant.

Features: stunning flowers in shades of yellow, orange, pink, purple, red or white, often in combination

Height: 8–36"

Spread: up to 4'

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Lantana suffers from few, if any, pests or diseases. It’s the perfect plant for homeowners that want very a low-maintenance yet beautiful landscape.

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