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PlantFiles: Lantana
Lantana trifolia 'Lavender Popcorn'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Species: trifolia (try-FOH-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Lavender Popcorn
Additional cultivar information: (aka Fruity Pebbles)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive realityfaery On Oct 30, 2013, realityfaery from Delano, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I love the lantana, its a great no fuss plant here that continually comes back after the winter and makes a fantastic groundcover. Its very, very common to see this plant around town, planted in business complex gardens or in someone's yard.

Positive roses39 On Jul 7, 2009, roses39 from Center, TX wrote:

this grows over most of Texas and is a great no problem got down to the 18's this past winter and mine are blooming and happy..they do freeze back some but it doesn't seem to hurt the, I simply cut back the dead growth and transplant any limbs that have rooted.. mine grows aut 6-8 ft across and 2-3 ft tall and is loaded all summer with lemon yellow blooms. On the Gulf coast I grew the multicolored variety and it is common along levies in and around canals and waterways. An altogather trouble free plant.. Simply snip off seed heads to prevent seeding.. Personally , I can't get enough of it.

Positive cindylove On Jul 6, 2009, cindylove from Lewisville, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:

This plant is really pretty & I found it in my local nursery. It is pretty much like a regular Lantana plant but a lot more compact. I don't know yet if the seeds will be able to be harvested for next year. This is my first year with this particular Lantana. I like it because it's purple & makes a nice container plant.

Positive skiekitty On Jul 6, 2009, skiekitty from Parker, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful plant, but I doubt that it will become too invasive here in the US due to the colder areas we have. I got the Latana that I would honestly call "Fruity Pebbles" as it was yellow, orange, & red. Spectacular plant, but I was misled by the big box label and it croaked on our first frost.

Still love it, though!

Neutral kaz56 On Jul 6, 2009, kaz56 from Brisbane
Australia wrote:

Lantana such as these are classified as noxious weeds in Australia, after they were found to be extensively invading our bushland areas.. They were once available in nurseries everywhere in the 1980's but but they were banned in most areas after that. I was wondering, with their free-seeding habit, if they will become problem weeds in the US.


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

Mesa, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Wickenburg, Arizona
Delano, California
Menifee, California
Merced, California
Laurel, Delaware
Bonita Springs, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida
New Port Richey, Florida
Nokomis, Florida
Palm Harbor, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Abita Springs, Louisiana
Mount Hermon, Louisiana
Ringgold, Louisiana
Cary, North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina
Washington, North Carolina
Alvin, Texas
Austin, Texas
Center, Texas
Deer Park, Texas
Garland, Texas
Lake Jackson, Texas
Lewisville, Texas
Spicewood, Texas

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