Depending on the USDA zone you grow in Lantana may be treated as an annual plant or a perennial shrub.  Upright and trailing varieties are available with globular flower heads in bright shades of red yellow, orange and pink.  Deadheading will encourage reblooming and planting it in acidic soil will guarantee and thriving specimen.  The plant can grow quite tall and will benefit from being cut back at least 1/3 to keep it from being overgrown and messy.

It is important to note that Lantana is toxic to kids and pets, especially the berries which consumed in small quantities can be fatal.  The leaves of the plant may also cause skin irritations.


Lantana camara

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Light, fertile, well draining
  • Height: 4-12′
  • Width: 8-30′
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Colour: Yellow, orange, red, pink
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Foliage miiners, botrytis, whitefly
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Attractive flower heads
  • Zone: 9-12

Example Varieties:

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