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Lantana
Lantana 'Radiation'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Radiation

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Maricopa, Arizona

Queen Creek, Arizona

Beverly Hills, California

Canoga Park, California

Castro Valley, California

Kelseyville, California

Paradise, California

Redwood City, California

Sacramento, California

San Francisco, California

San Leandro, California

Davenport, Iowa

Las Vegas, Nevada

Cincinnati, Ohio

Fort Worth, Texas

Garland, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

Mansfield, Texas

The Colony, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 11, 2009, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Lantana 'Radiation' has been found to be one of the most attractive lantana cultivars for butterflies according to an Auburn University study.

"Butterfly Feeding Preferences among Cultivars of Lantana"

We have grown it as an easy care annual in our 6a garden.

Positive

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

One of my favorite lantana varieties. I just love the coloration of the blooms.

Positive

On Mar 25, 2005, rwc_gardener from Fresno, CA wrote:

One of my favorite plants. It requires very little maintenance and blooms from early spring into late fall. The leaves have a wonderful citrus scent. Once it starts to flower, it explodes in color. It is a fast grower and needs to be trimmed once or twice a year. Needs full sun, no shade. Once established, if you water it less, it will produce more flowers instead of the bright green leaves.

Positive

On Sep 17, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

i love all of the lantana camara's, I don't mind the smell of the leaves, citrus like. Can use in beds, containers, hanging baskets or on slopes, i love the mixture of bright orange and yellow in the flowers, my mother used to grow them from seed, I haven't tried that yet. Here is zone 9 it flowers all year long, but best in summer.