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Luscious® Citron Lantana hybrid

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Mature Size
2'6" 2'6" 76cm 76cm
Height: 20" - 2'6"
Spread: 20" - 2'6"
Height: 51cm - 76cm
Spread: 51cm - 76cm
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    20 - 30 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    20 - 30 Inches
    51cm - 76cm
    46cm - 61cm
    51cm - 76cm


    Soft yellow is a versatile color in the garden and you'll find many uses for this plant in both landcapes and containers. Lantana are incredibly heat tolerant, flower all summer long, attract every kind of pollinator - bees, butterflies and hummingbirds all love it. It is in bloom even late in the season when many other flowers are calling it quits. This longevity puts it into the top tier for supporting pollinators. Beautiful, tough and durable is a hard trio to beat.

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    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    20 - 30 Inches 51cm - 76cm
    18 - 24 Inches 46cm - 61cm
    20 - 30 Inches 51cm - 76cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Soft Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 

    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Border Plant
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in containers, combination planters and landscapes.

    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.

    Luscious® Citron Lantana hybrid 'Ballany177' USPP 32,829, Can 6,949
  • 2 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I was blown away by Lantana Citron this summer. When I bought the plants in the spring they were scraggly-looking, but they grew rapidly and soon filled out the bed. I planted them 18" apart, but by mid-July I regretted not putting them farther apart. The plants grew full and beautiful, about 2-1/2 feet across and 18 to 24 inches tall, with loads of light lemon yellow flowers all season. It's the end of September now and they still look wonderful. I will definitely look for these again next year.

      Karen Muse
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Cute flowers, took a bit to take off, favoring the cool nights, warm days. Does very well partial sun.

      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
  • 16 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2023 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2022 Top Performer Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum - Springfield
    2021 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2021 Perfect Score Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2021 Top Performer Boerner Botanical Garden
    2021 Perfect Score University of Tennessee - Knoxville
    2021 Top Performer - Hanging Basket University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids
    2021 Top Performer Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum - Springfield
    2021 Perfect Score Michigan State University
    2021 Director's Select Penn State University
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