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PlantFiles: 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

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
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


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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Suze_ 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 nanadeb1 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.


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

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