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White Lantana, Wild Sage

Lantana involucrata

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Species: involucrata (in-vol-yoo-KRAY-tuh) (Info)



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year


Grown for foliage


Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds


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

Tucson, Arizona

Santa Barbara, California

Bartow, Florida

Big Pine Key, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Deltona, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2 reports)

Hollywood, Florida

Longwood, Florida

Miami, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Tampa, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida (3 reports)

Winter Springs, Florida

Cordele, Georgia

Ringgold, Louisiana

Rockingham, North Carolina

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Friendswood, Texas

Georgetown, Texas

Houston, Texas

Round Rock, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Spicewood, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


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. ca... read more