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Luscious® Lemonade Lantana camara

(6 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
30" 30"
Height
20 - 30"
Spread
20 - 30"
  • Details

    Features

    I feel a big GROWTH SPURT coming on.

    Mounded plants have extreme heat and drought tolerance; low maintenance.

    Award Winner
    Fragrant Foliage
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    20 - 30 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    20 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

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

    Use in landscapes and containers.

    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.

    Better Homes and Gardens listed Luscious Lemonade as one of 20 Top New Annuals (& Warm-Climate Perennials) of 2008.

    "A Real Simple magazine - Top 10 goofproof Plant"

    Luscious® Lemonade Lantana camara 'Robpwcrm' USPP 19,347, Can 3,636
  • 6 Reviews

    • Never had any Lantana until getting one in 2014. Got 4 this year (various colors) and they are quickly becoming my absolute favorite. The most durable plant I have ever grown. All one needs to do is water them...and not even every day. They seem to thrive in the intense afternoon sun my deck offers, getting 6-7 hours of daily sun. What I like perhaps most about these plants (all Lantana) is the manner in which flowers change colors over their lifespan. Given the large size of Lantana, their indestructible nature, easy care and prolific/vibrant blooms, I consider them to be the best value of any annual offered.

      Matthew Lamb
      Maryland
      United States
      3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This plant does very well on the Eastern Coast of Virginia.

      Deborah Wahlstrom
      Virginia
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I really liked this plant because of NO maintanence and beauty. I would love to know how to get this plant to grow next year, how to over winter it.

      Pamela Weir
      Massachusetts
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Very pleased with plant performance - lots and lots of flowers - plants bigger than expected

      Sharon Tytgat
      Oklahoma
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This is one of the best plants ,I keep buying them every year they do so good in hanging basket even if dry or drought cond.

      ramona dotsey
      Kentucky
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • spectacular...minimal care..bloomed all summer

      sharon ventura
      New Jersey
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 78 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2012 Top 10 North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2012 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2012 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
    2012 Leader of the Pack Ohio State University - Columbus
    2012 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2012 Very Good Boerner Botanical Garden
    2012 Top Performer University of Tennessee - Knoxville
    2012 Top Perfomer Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
    2012 Top Perfomer University of Wisconsin
    2012 Top Performer Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
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