This is my favorite of the Lantana that I have. It is so vibrant in production and color. It has produced so many of its orange flowers and is continuing its production. Would definitly recommend to others.
Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Lantana camara
- Hardy Zones
- 9 - 11
- Mature Size
- 18 - 30 Inches
Brilliant tones of red, orange and yellow produce a vibrant display of color; heat and drought tolerant with a light, sweet fragrance
Use in combinations, window boxes and landscapes
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.
How do you feel about large families? Our motto is Frost alone can halt our prodigious production of petal-packed poesies. Where Lantanas really go to town is during hot weather. The hotter it gets, the more flowers we pop out. Especially the Luscious variety. Even my colors are hot.
How do you feel about large families? Our motto is "Frost alone can halt our prodigious production of petal-packed poesies." Where Lantanas really go to town is during hot weather. The hotter it gets, the more flowers we pop out. Especially the Luscious variety. Even my colors are hot.
These brilliant Tabasco red, flaming orange, and fire ball yellow flowers will turn that boring bed or container into a trip to Cancun during Spring Break. Heat and drought tolerant, of course, but also fragrant, annual except in zones 9 - 11, 24 - 36 inches tall. Want to hang out with the birds, bees and butterflies? Plant me, and you may end up turning that spare bedroom into an aviary slash hive slash butterfly house.
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- Joy7 weeks ago
Picked up five Lantana plants of different colors this year and love them. A 5-year old could grow these! Just water and go :)
My plants seem to actually love the 100 degree days as they get the intense afternoon sun and no shade.
They might be THE most durable plants I have gotten with the SuperBena and some Supertunias right there with them.
Now if only a true blue Lantana were offered...
Cheers to all my fellow growers/gardeners.
MattMatthew LambFrederickMarylandUnited States2 years ago
Amazing colors and fragrance that vibrantly attracts butterfly's and hummingbirds!Mary J HealySacoMaineUnited States3 years ago
very heat resistant, flowers all summerthomasVatican3 years ago
- thomas psennerBozenBolzanoItaly3 years ago
Planted this plant for the 1st time in June and it has utterly amazed me with its ever-vibrant colors and continual blooms. This indeed is a proven winner.Treas GlinnwaterRonanMontanaUnited States4 years ago
This plant "would not" grow for me no matter what I did ! ! !Randy HooverEbensburgPennsylvaniaUnited States5 years ago
- James bighamNew parisOhioUnited States5 years ago
I added this to the front of my driveway when things started to look a bit ho-hum. I have a couple of mature pepper trees which I keep fairly low (20' or so) and thinned. The are a few low shrubs & perennials -loropetalum razzleberry, red cut leaf maples and lavender. Manzanita "magic carpet" is the low border with creeping rosemary further in the bed here and there. Purple fountain grass flank small boulders. I placed the lantana citrus betewen the groups of rosemary so that it will hover over the manzanita and the yellow to orange blossoms will contrast with the blue & purple flowers of the rosemary and lavender and the pink flowers of the loropetalum. It looks fantastic!Margaret L.5 years ago
- tomAlabamaUnited States6 years ago
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