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PlantFiles: Lantana
Lantana camara 'Dallas Red'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Species: camara (kuh-MAR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dallas Red

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16 members have or want this plant for trade.

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:
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:

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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11 positives
4 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive MomOfBrock On Sep 13, 2012, MomOfBrock from Houston, TX wrote:

Hummers in Houston love this plant. I have several in my yard and the hummers swoop between it, my Pride of Parbados and the feeders.

Negative TRUNK On Apr 3, 2012, TRUNK from North Andrews Gardens, FL wrote:

LANTANA Depressa, is the only lantana that should be grown in florida. "especially south florida.

The other lantanas are starving native butterflies and birds and destroying the ntive habitats in Florida.

Home depot and Lowes and other gardens center sell the the invasive lantans because eveyone is buying the pretty non-natives.

Florida Lantanas ( L. depressa ) are just as beautiful and do more good than harm.

Positive slr2850 On Oct 31, 2011, slr2850 from Anaheim, CA wrote:

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.

Neutral ifantail On Jul 2, 2011, ifantail from Englewood, FL wrote:

I understand the berries of this plant are very poisonous, so watch the kiddies. It grows wild in my yard in Englewood Fl.

Positive mslehv On Feb 17, 2011, mslehv from Columbus, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

We've been propogating them rather easily from leaf cuttings.

Neutral lantanalane 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?

Positive Marilynbeth On May 26, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Love it! Love all the different colors!

This is an annual for me.

Positive hedgwytch On Aug 3, 2006, hedgwytch from Tulsa, OK wrote:

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.

Positive Suze_ On May 1, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Does rather well for me and has been a dependable returner for several years in my 8a climate.

Positive pclay On May 23, 2005, pclay from Orange, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

I absolutely love Lantana, all sizes, colors, etc. I plant all that I can find. It does well in southeast Texas, Orange to be exact.

Positive sueallison On Sep 20, 2004, sueallison from Rising Sun, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

I love this plant. In zone 6, we have to grow it as an annual. I planted some in June, and now they are each about 3 1/2 feet tall and wide. I'm going to get more next year.

Positive hanna1 On Sep 18, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

i absolutely love this one, the colors are so deep! Fertilizer will reduce bloom. I have it mixed in with my Gold mound and Radiation.

Positive htop 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.

Neutral thebutcherswife On Jun 24, 2003, thebutcherswife from Tallmadge, OH wrote:

A customer behind me in line at the nursery said to break off a piece and stick in the ground! Obviously, this plant spreads well, but in zone 5, that won't last through the winter for me. :(

Neutral ranch45 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,,,,,,,

Positive whitebear 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
Hope, Arkansas
Anaheim, California
Castro Valley, California
Ceres, California
Cool, California
Ridgecrest, California
San Leandro, California
Alford, Florida
Brandon, Florida
Brooksville, Florida
Deltona, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Homosassa, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Marianna, Florida
North Palm Beach, Florida
Old Town, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Hamilton, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Shelby, Iowa
Kingman, Kansas
Ft Mitchell, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ringgold, Louisiana
Youngsville, Louisiana
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Flowood, Mississippi
Mathiston, Mississippi
Saucier, Mississippi
Las Vegas, Nevada (2 reports)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina
Columbus, Ohio
Newalla, Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Aiken, South Carolina
Anderson, South Carolina
Florence, South Carolina
Greenwood, South Carolina
Swansea, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Copperas Cove, Texas
Fabens, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Garland, Texas
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Irving, Texas
Katy, Texas
Kerrville, Texas
Kilgore, Texas
Killeen, Texas
La Vernia, Texas
Lancaster, Texas
Lubbock, Texas
Marquez, Texas
Missouri City, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
Orange, Texas
Portland, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
San Antonio, Texas (3 reports)
Santa Fe, Texas
Sealy, Texas
Spicewood, Texas
Spring Branch, Texas
The Colony, Texas
Victoria, Texas

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