PlantFiles: White Lantana, Wild Sage Lantana involucrata
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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: Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Blooms all year
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From herbaceous stem cuttings From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Seed Collecting: Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
On Mar 25, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:
This is a small to medium shrub that is native to coastal hammocks, dunes, coastal scrub, barrier islands, tropical hammocks, pinelands and thickets in coastal central and southern Florida from around Hillsborough, Pinellas and Brevard counties south through the Keys (zones 9a through 11).
It is also found in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It may also sometimes grow as a large shrub or small tree.
The flowers are small, white with a yellowish center, and are in clusters. This plant is excellent for attracting wildlife, especially pollinating insects. It also provides cover for wildlife.
This is an excellent native alternative to the more commonly grown, invasive, non-native Lantana or Shrub Verbena (Lantana camara). However, like L. camara, L. involucrata is reported to be poisonous and should not be eaten or chewed on.
Lantana involucrata is superb for a wildlife garden.
Lantana involucrata differs from the invasive, non-native L. camara by having only white (not multicolored) flowers like L. camara. Also, L. involucrata is native and is not invasive like L. camara. Also, the flowers of L. involucrata are in smaller clusters than L. camara.
L. involucrata is also known as Buttonsage.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Tucson, Arizona Mission Canyon, California Bartow, Florida Big Pine Key, Florida Conway, Florida Cutler Ridge, Florida Deltona, Florida Haverhill, Florida Highland Beach, Florida Longwood, Florida Macgregor, Florida Melrose Park, Florida Oldsmar, Florida Pembroke Pines, Florida Tamarac, Florida Tampa, Florida Cordele, Georgia Ringgold, Louisiana East Rockingham, North Carolina San Juan, Puerto Rico Briarcliff, Texas Friendswood, Texas Round Rock, Texas San Antonio, Texas