This plant is wonderful. It provides color all summer and is more forgiving of hot dry conditions and doesn't wilt as fast as other plants. I would buy it again for my front porch containers.
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesColorful flowers on heat tolerant plants.Fragrant FoliageHeat TolerantDrought TolerantAttracts:BirdsButterfliesHummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:12 - 26 InchesSpacing:12 - 24 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Great for use in landscapesMaintenance 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.Bandana® Cherry Lantana camara 'Bante Cheria' USPP 18,115, Can 2,961
Diane, Illinois, United States, 6 years ago
This plant is wonderful. It provides color all summer and is more forgiving of hot dry conditions and doesn't wilt as fast as other plants. I would buy it again for my front porch containers.Diane Svoboda, Illinois, United States, 6 years ago
Perfect addition to my planters & hanging baskets. Very showy, it is a must have.M.Montague, British Columbia, Canada, 6 years ago
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I love the colors on this plant! Beautiful & bold without being overbearing. Had it in a location that wasn't sunny enough; it did okay, but rarely bloomed. I moved it, and the blossoms still haven't stopped in mid October! Will plant this again.Mary Ellen, Connecticut, United States, 8 years ago
amazing color changesmarie, New York, United States, 8 years ago
these were doing great till extreme cold hit, and i thought it was over for them---now I see tine green leaves--its coming back! :)jill, Florida, United States, 8 years ago