Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Lantana
Lantana camara 'Samantha'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Species: camara (kuh-MAR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Samantha
Additional cultivar information: (aka Lemon Swirl)

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Click thumbnail
to view:

By rylaff
Thumbnail #1 of Lantana camara by rylaff

By JJsgarden
Thumbnail #2 of Lantana camara by JJsgarden

By JJsgarden
Thumbnail #3 of Lantana camara by JJsgarden

Thumbnail #4 of Lantana camara by BUFFY690

By Kell
Thumbnail #5 of Lantana camara by Kell

By Kell
Thumbnail #6 of Lantana camara by Kell

By psporter
Thumbnail #7 of Lantana camara by psporter

There are a total of 12 photos.
Click here to view them all!


6 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hoitider On Apr 12, 2012, hoitider from Emerald Isle, NC wrote:

The nicest lantana,slow growing,overwinters in my zone 8,stuning foliage,a must have plant

Positive echinaceamaniac On Sep 10, 2009, echinaceamaniac from (Clint) Medina, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is the most beautiful Lantana I've ever grown. The foliage is awesome even when the plant isn't in flower. It blooms repeatedly all Spring and Summer. What's not to love?

Positive bluespace11 On Feb 6, 2009, bluespace11 from Austin, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Samanthas the only lantana Ill grow. Flowers are perpetual and the foliage works well with millions of plant combos! Samantha is a little girl, and will take a few years to become a lovely young lady measuring 3 wide and 2 tall. She is by no means a garden brut to be controlled. Over-fertilization can cause leaf scorch and freezing temps will result in death if left in a container; so plant her or heal her into a bed before first frost!
A Greg Grant introduction.

Positive marsue On Jun 28, 2008, marsue from Isabella, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

I bought this plant because of its name: Samantha, which happens to be my DGD's name. It hasn't grown all that much but maybe it is supposed to stay smaller--I don't know.

Neutral sltxgardener On Feb 14, 2006, sltxgardener from Sugar Land, TX wrote:

I love the beautiful color combination of the variegated leaves and the yellow flowers. However, I have had a problem with the buds drying up and dying before they open and the leaves getting very leathery and black around the edges. After spraying with neem oil, the new buds start opening again and the leaves look healthy for a while, but the problem returns. Any idea what pest attacks lantana?

Positive MotherNature4 On Oct 17, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Samantha (Lemon Swirl) is quite different from most cultivars because it has variegated leaves. It is grown as much for its foliage and compact form as for the bright yellow blossoms. It is a sterile cultivar and does not set seed. This is another advantage because the seeds are very toxic.

Positive rylaff On Jun 1, 2004, rylaff from Niceville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have a love for any variegated plant, so when I found this butterfly attracting plant, I had to have it. Reminds me of one similar called strawberry lemonade.


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

Cabot, Arkansas
Boulder Creek, California
Carlsbad, California
San Leandro, California
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Fayetteville, Georgia
Barbourville, Kentucky
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Columbia, South Carolina
Okatie, South Carolina
Sumter, South Carolina
Brownsville, Tennessee
Belton, Texas
Cedar Park, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Mc Kinney, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Spicewood, Texas

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America