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PlantFiles: Lantana
Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'

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

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
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)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Orange
Red-Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Aromatic

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

6 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Gardeningman On Mar 27, 2013, Gardeningman from Kingman, KS wrote:

I am in South Central Kansas (zone 6b). I ordered some Miss Huff Lantana plants from Garden Harvest Supply. I am going to plant them on the south side of my house. They will replace some pink flowering lantanas that come back from the roots each year and produce copious amounts of seeds. I assume if these pink flowering lantanas come back each year from the roots, then Miss Huff should too but without all of the seeds. If I remember to, I will write a follow-up post next spring to report whether or not the Miss Huff lantanas came back.

Positive amjones7270 On Apr 20, 2012, amjones7270 from Loganville, GA wrote:

I enjoyed reading the other comments about Miss Huff. I love mine but she does get too big. Last year she was easily 5ft tall and just as wide. I thought about relocating her but missed my window of opportunity this year. We had a mild winter and an unseasonably warm March this year so mine has already grown to 10 inches tall. I usually don't see that until well into May.

Positive Fleurs On Oct 5, 2008, Fleurs from Columbia, SC wrote:

'Miss Huff' is a lusty gal, blooming in orange from late Spring until frost. She's been in my garden (zone 7b/8a) for over 5 years now and looks splendid against the pale yellow of my house.

The only time Miss Huff doesn't look terrific is during winter dormancy. I usually rake up the untidy leaves in winter, but I try to resist the urge to cut her back then because the woody stems might fill with water and freeze. And I want Miss Huff to return in all her bushy glory! The time to cut back the bare stems is when tiny new green leaves appear deep in the center of the plant in Spring.

If your Miss Huff becomes too large, (she's now at least 5' tall and wide and wants to spread to the neighbor's side yard), I found out she doesn't mind being whacked back to keep her where she belongs, although you'll have to battle the butterflies and hummingbirds.

Just make sure you have her sited in full sun and very well drained soil. Fortunately for those of us with miserable sandy soil, Miss Huff thrives in the stuff.

One warning: lantana leaves can cause dermatitis in certain folks; others may become uncomfortably itchy with contact. At least, the rabbits and deer leave Miss Huff alone, though!

Positive WeedyWagner On Jun 15, 2007, WeedyWagner from Raleigh, NC wrote:

2 plants each grew to 4'X4', and were overwhelming everything nearby, so I moved them - in August. Amazingly enough, they not only survived but came back this spring. Profuse flowers, sterile, drought tolerant, and hardy in 7B - excellent!

Positive PA_Person On May 20, 2007, PA_Person from Easton, PA wrote:

Summer of 2005 I bought a small plant in a quart-sized cup from a HomeDepot. It was labeled only "Color Mix" so I had no idea what it was, thought it was just a flower and planted in a flower bed.
It didn't do much that summer & died away with everything else when winter came.

Spring of 2006, to my complete surpise, it came back and over the summer grew into a large bush that produced gorgeous multi-colored flowers all summer.

Spring of 2007, I still had no idea what it was and cut it back to a stump in April. Mid-May now and no signs of green on it so I think I killed it. But now that I know what it is, I'm going to look for another to plant.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 22, 2006, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I forgot to post this last Spring: my 'Miss Huff' did NOT come back in 2005- z7b. I loved this plant and am thinking maybe it was a fluke- that I didn't have her in a good protected place. She was a baby plant after all. I am going to try again to grow her.

Positive TomH3787 On Sep 9, 2005, TomH3787 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Reliably hardy here in Z7b - gets killed to the ground every winter but always comes back from the roots. It will grow to over 4ft high x 4ft wide by the end of the summer. Loads of flowers that attract bees and butterflies. Tolerates hot, dry conditions and not bothered by pests. 'Miss Huff' is self-sterile so it will not form berries and seed all over the place as long as there are no other lantanas growing nearby.

Positive lheyde On Apr 5, 2005, lheyde from Oxford, GA wrote:

Love this plant. Very airomatic. I was amazed at how large this plant grew. I purchased a one gallon plant and in one summer it grew to about 3 feet in partial shade! Beautiful blooms all summer into the fall.

Regional...

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

Gadsden, Alabama
Glencoe, Alabama
San Bernardino, California
Cutler, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Spring Hill, Florida
Titusville, Florida
Umatilla, Florida
Athens, Georgia
Braselton, Georgia
Dacula, Georgia
Fayetteville, Georgia
Guyton, Georgia
Lakeview Estates, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Loganville, Georgia
Oxford, Georgia
Rincon, Georgia
Waleska, Georgia
Dudley, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina (2 reports)
Glendon, Pennsylvania
Columbia, South Carolina
Dunean, South Carolina
Lakesite, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas
Newport News, Virginia
Suffolk, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia



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