Lantana 'Carlos'

Lantana camara

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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


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


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:






Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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

Benton, Arkansas

Panama City Beach, Florida

Carrollton, Georgia

Redford, Michigan

Averill Park, New York

Defiance, Ohio

Greenville, South Carolina

Alvin, Texas

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 1, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The unripe fruit of this species is toxic to humans. The foliage is toxic to many animals if ingested.

This species has naturalized in 14 states and is considered damagingly invasive to natural areas in Florida and Hawaii.

The World Conservation Union IUCN has included this species on their list of 100 of the world's worst invasive species, an honor it shares with only 31 land plants.


On Jul 16, 2012, minpin3165 from Port Charlotte, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

I livein SWFL and almost was fooled by this lantana. there are lantanas that are local. These are not and I think that they should not be selling them, especially in FL. Yes it attracts beneficial insects, but so do the endemics.
thank you for checking prior to planting.


On Jul 16, 2012, mlml from Penngrove, CA wrote:

This from Wikipedia:
L. camara has been listed as a Category One "Invasive Toxic Species" in Florida by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, and has become a problem in Texas and Hawaii.

Please check out the plants you recommend for invasiveness.
M.L. Carle
California Native Plant Society, Sonoma County


On Jul 16, 2012, Tibble22 from Panama City Beach, FL wrote:

Here in zone 8b in Laguna Beach, FL these plants grow as weeds. We have them everywhere along the roads and highways in various shades of pink and orange.


On Mar 19, 2011, bariolio from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

A beautiful lantana with a witty name--Carlos Lantana--get it?! Mine just froze to the ground and is coming back. It was a young plant so hadn't gotten very big. I'll have to see if it takes over like the previous reviewer noted. All lantana smell wonderful, to me.


On Dec 13, 2010, Bookerc1 from Mackinaw, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have to say I was very relieved to see that this plant was not hardy above zone 10. My son chose one tiny little cell pack, a single plant, at a nursery, through a "free plant for every student" offer. We planted it near his Mardi Gras rose, since the colors were so complimentary. Despite the information saying it achieves about 18" height maximum, ours grew to 36" easily, and spread about the same width, until it took over nearly half the bed. It was pretty, and bloomed prolifically and constantly through the entire summer, up until frost. It attracted butterflies and bees, which was nice, but we were unable to see the rose or Salmon Star lilies that were behind it. I tried several times to cut it down to size, and it just became more well-branched and happier than ever. When I ... read more