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PlantFiles: Lantana species
Lantana velutina

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Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Species: velutina (vel-oo-TEE-nuh) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Chartreuse/Yellow
Aromatic
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral MotherNature4 On Jan 11, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Velvet Lantana is reported to be native to the dry soils of the South Texas Plains. The leaves are about 1 1/2" long and smell like rhubarb. The flowers are white; the outer flowers aging to pink or lavender. It is reported that the bluish-black fruit is edible.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pipe Creek, Texas
Uvalde, Texas



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