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PlantFiles: Lantana
Lantana camara 'Luscious Citrus Blend'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Species: camara (kuh-MAR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Luscious Citrus Blend
Additional cultivar information: (PP19706, aka Luscious Citrus Blend, 2003.301)
Hybridized by Psenner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

Seed is poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive uviolet On May 18, 2012, uviolet from St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is perhaps my favorite variety of Lantana. It grows fast and blooms profusely, however, it's always sad when the first hard freeze of the season hits and the leaves turn bronze and die. New blooms tend to have the orange center which fades to all red as the bloom gets older.

The only "drawback" is that it's a favorite snack for the Asiatic Garden Beetles. It's so very worth having to go out and smash the suckers most nights in the early summer in order to have these, however.

Neutral MotherNature4 On Mar 10, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lovely red-orange flowers have yellow florets in center. It is a perennial in zones 10 & 11 and an annual elsewhere. It is very showy. It is a heavy bloomer.


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

North Little Rock, Arkansas
Bartow, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Indianapolis, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Cincinnati, Ohio
Spring Branch, Texas

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