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.
Luscious® Lemonade Lantana camara
- Hardy Zones
- 9 - 11
- Mature Size
- 24 - 36 Inches
Mounded plants have extreme heat and drought tolerance; low maintenance.
Use 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.
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"
- Matthew LambFrederickMarylandUnited States1 year ago
This plant does very well on the Eastern Coast of Virginia.Deborah WahlstromVirginiaUnited States5 years ago
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 WeirMassachusettsUnited States5 years ago
Very pleased with plant performance - lots and lots of flowers - plants bigger than expectedSharon TytgatOklahomaUnited States5 years ago
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 dotseyKentuckyUnited States5 years ago
spectacular...minimal care..bloomed all summersharon venturaNew JerseyUnited States5 years ago
|Award Year||Award||Plant Trial|
|2012||Top Performer||Ohio State University Extension - Springfield|
|2012||Top Performer||Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs|
|2012||Top 10||North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum|
|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||Kansas State University|
|2012||Top Performer||Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank|
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What you'll need
Color SchemeMonochromaticExposureSunPot Size12"