My favorite flower I love the way it blooms and they are so easy to care for and there are beautiful colors to choose from.
Luscious® Royale Red Zone™ Lantana camara
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).
Puffs of small red flowers packed into clusters adorn the dark foliage of this plant. The extreme heat tolerance makes it a winner in any warm summer climate. The plant is certified sterile by the University of Florida so it won't be inasive in warm winter climates.Continuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:BirdsButterfliesHummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:12 - 26 InchesSpacing:12 - 24 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Great in both containers 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® Royale Red Zone™ Lantana camara 'UF-1013-1' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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