Hardiness: 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
Danger: Seed is poisonous if ingested All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Bloom Color: Red Orange Bright Yellow
Bloom Time: Blooms repeatedly
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant is resistant to deer
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; 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
I grew up in Southern California and use to walk through fields of lantana on my way to school. We have a lot of sun and mild winters which is ideal because it loves the heat and survives practically anything. Just be sure to trim it well or it gets very leggy. I like the purple flowered lantana best.
On Mar 10, 2010, lantanalane from Kingsville, TX wrote:
I need help. I live in South Texas and my plant did not even last 2 month before something ate it and two others doewn to the ground. I don't like to use a lot of pesticide nand have just bought some more. What could be doing this and would a homemade soap based pesticied work?
This has been a reliable perennial for me here on the edge of 6b/7a. I comes back every year bigger and better. Easy to keep under control here. It adds a great splash of color and spills over the edges of the beds.
On Aug 25, 2003, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
San Antonio, TX
Love the plant and like its odor. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PARTS of this plant are POISONOUS if eaten and can be FATAL. This plant causes dermatitis in some individuals (For example:Me!). Be sure to wash your hands (arms and/or other body parts if applicable) after handling.
On Mar 5, 2003, ranch45 from Interlachen, FL wrote:
I love my lantana... I live in northern florida and kept one plant inside and it did well; however, I found that it now has these white bugs that is eating the leaves and that makes me upset!!!!!!!! The plant is about to bloom (flower) and we are in the first week of March!! --- I still need to know what I can do about those white bugs,,,,,,,
On Oct 19, 2002, whitebear from Pensacola, FL wrote:
I have quite a bit of Lantana growing in my yard in Pensacola, Florida, were a bit 9 and a bit 8, were sort of between zones. I have found that, in addition to orange and yellow,I also get purple, blue and white speckeles in my blooms (this might be due to the more acidic soil). Here, It seems almost weedy if you don't trim it. Like many old world varieties, it needs to be trained and trimmed in order to keep it from taking over but it can be trained into shrubs or trees in warmer zones. If you are in a tropical or subtropical climate, cut the blooms before they fruit or you will have prodigious results.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Glendale, Arizona Green Valley, Arizona Mesa, Arizona Queen Creek, Arizona Tucson, Arizona Cave City, Arkansas Oakhaven, Arkansas Anaheim, California Castro Valley, California Ceres, California Cool, California Ridgecrest, California San Leandro, California Alford, Florida Brandon, Florida Deltona, Florida Fort Walton Beach, Florida Homosassa, Florida Hunters Creek, Florida Juno Beach, Florida Lutz, Florida Marianna, Florida North Andrews Gardens, Florida Old Town, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Augusta, Georgia Hamilton, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Shelby, Iowa Kingman, Kansas Crescent Springs, Kentucky Hebron, Kentucky Old Jefferson, Louisiana Ringgold, Louisiana Youngsville, Louisiana Kettering, Maryland Flowood, Mississippi Mathiston, Mississippi Saucier, Mississippi Las Vegas, Nevada (2 reports) Albuquerque, New Mexico Elizabeth City, North Carolina Forest Oaks, North Carolina Bexley, Ohio Newalla, Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma Aiken, South Carolina Coronaca, South Carolina Northlake, South Carolina Swansea, South Carolina Knoxville, Tennessee Brazos Country, Texas Briarcliff, Texas Copperas Cove, Texas Cross Roads, Texas Doyle, Texas Fabens, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Garland, Texas Hebron, Texas Houston, Texas (2 reports) Irving, Texas Katy, Texas Kerrville, Texas Killeen, Texas La Vernia, Texas Lancaster, Texas Lubbock, Texas Marquez, Texas Missouri City, Texas New Braunfels, Texas Orange, Texas Richmond, Texas Rowlett, Texas San Antonio, Texas (3 reports) Santa Fe, Texas Spring Branch, Texas Victoria, Texas