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Common Lantana

Lantana camara

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Lantana camara

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Lantana camara Plant Information

Scientific Name: Lantana camara
Common Name: common lantana
Family: Verbenaceae
Suggested Uses: perennial frequently treated as an annual

beds & borders, container plantings, hanging baskets, natives
Plant Form: upright, rounded, spreading
Height: 2 - 4 feet
Spread: 1 - 2 feet
Foliage: crinkled leaves, stiff branches
Flower: red, yellow, pink, orange, white, or bicolored small flowers borne in round clusters
Bloom Period: Summer - Fall
Fruit: poisonous fruit
Sun: light shade
Water: low water requirement

Soil: prefers well-drained soil

Heat Tolerance: high heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 8 - 11
Native Range: Florida

South America
Maintenance: poisonous fruit

propagation by stem cuttings
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to powdery mildew and insects
Additional Notes: evergreen in the southern portions of the state and an annual in the northern

'New Gold' is the industry standard

cyclic bloom pattern less apparent in sterile cultivars

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