Lantana
Lantana camara 'Irene'

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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

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

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Arlington, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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

I was rather impressed with the bloom coloration last year, but alas, this one did not return for me (neither the one in a container nor the one in-ground). And we had a rather mild winter here and a very warm spring, go figure.

Just pulled the plants today (May 1) -- I suspect that if I would have left them in, they might have eventually resprouted from the roots in June or July, but one was a border planting, and the other was in a display container in a highly visible area, so I opted to pull them and replace with something I know will dependably come back.

They really are gorgeous plants, though.

Positive

On Sep 30, 2004, nanadeb1 from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:

I LOVE this lantana. It is beautiful and blooms all season which is long in Louisiana. You can plant one anywhere and it will grow well, add color and brighten any bare spot.