I planted this wonderful Lantana last year (spring 2016) and it really took off fabulously! In November it was still vibrant and had grown in size to 20 inches tall and 30 inches wide! I am not sure if all grow that well but this color was fantastic. We dug the plant up in November to prevent it freezing in Ohio and put it in our greenhouse. It will go back into the ground in a month or so. We are very satisfied!
Luscious® Bananarama™ Lantana camara
- Hardy Zones
- 9 - 11
- Mature Size
- 18 - 30 Inches
Bright yellow flowers grace extremely tough plants. They are heat and drought tolerant, wonderful summer plants.
Great in landscapes and containers
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.
- JeannBFremontOhioUnited States2 weeks ago
I planted these last year for the first time on the west side of my brick house. They grew so beautifully! Receiving the western sun and baking from the heat produced by my west-facing house was no match for these plants. They mounded beautifully and reached a height of about three feet. I had no idea they could look this good. I never saw any pesky bugs around them, but the butterflies loved them! They are so easy to care for--not much attention is needed (fertilizer/water/trimming). Perfect for people who want a no-maintenance plant. You could practically ignore them and you'll still get a beautiful result. They definitely exceeded my expectations!EmilyOmahaNebraskaUnited States3 weeks ago
What you'll need
Color SchemeTropicalExposureSunPot Size12"