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Samantha Lantana camara

  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 10 - 16 Inches
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Samantha Lantana camara
Sun 10 - 16

Features

Yellow can add a punch of color into any garden or container. Samantha's bright yellow flower clusters bloom throughout the summer and attract wildlife like birds, butterflies and hummingbirds. This native has incredible heat tolerance.

Fragrant Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
10 - 16 Inches
Spacing: 
24 - 30 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Yellow
Flower Shade: 
Yellow
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in containers, hanging baskets and window boxes

Maintenance Notes: 

If you are looking for a tough plant it's hard to beat lantana. Lantana are heat tolerant, use little to no supplemental water in the landscape, will tolerate less than ideal soils and usually don't need to be deadheaded. If you are looking for a plant that will thrive on neglect, lantana is the champ. Lantana come in many shapes, sizes and habits. Check size and habit information for the specific variety you are choosing to make sure it fits your needs. Lantana can be trimmed back at anytime to shape or to promote increased branching.

In many parts of the US and Canada lantana function as an annual. In reality they are a tender perennial, in warm winter climates they become flowering shrubs.

If you live in an area where Lantana is perennial they are essentially trouble free, they can be pruned at any time of year and usually benefit with a harder shape-up pruning in early spring after last frost date. Midsummer fertilization can help overcome any slow down in growth during the dog days of summer and help bring even more flowers.

According to the Humane Society of America Lantana leaves can be toxic to pets. This means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.

Lantana seed set varies considerably. If you see a lot of berries developing you may want to deadhead the plants to help with continuous blooming. If there is low berry set, deadheading shouldn't be necessary for continuous bloom. Some varieties are self-cleaning.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

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