Hammock Shrubverbena, Small-headed Lantana
Lantana canescens

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Species: canescens (kan-ESS-kens) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 31, 2009, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I ahve not grown this plant. Hammock shrubverbena, small-headed lantana, small headed, small head lantana (Lantana canescens) is a native shrub that is found only in small populations in Texas (only in Hidalgo County) and Florida (small population in Miami-Dade County along hammock margins and is extremely rare). It has been declared endangered in Florida. Hammock shrubverbena is native to the West Indies. It has very small bloom heads that have tubular 5, irregularly lobed white blooms with yellow centers similar to those of Lantana involucrata. L. canescens blooms appear in in flattened clusters at the ends of long stalks that emerge from the angle of leaf axils. L. involucrata flowers are often violet-tinged and L. canescens are not. L. canescens does not produce purple or bl... read more