Lantana 'New Gold'


Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Cultivar: New Gold
Additional cultivar information:(aka Ham and Eggs)



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


Seed is poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Gold (yellow-orange)

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Phoenix, Arizona

North Little Rock, Arkansas

Bakersfield, California

Carlsbad, California

Folsom, California

Kelseyville, California

Sunnyvale, California

Lakeland, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Cordele, Georgia

Loganville, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Gonzales, Louisiana

Zachary, Louisiana

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Madison, Mississippi

Oxford, Mississippi

Las Vegas, Nevada(2 reports)

Moapa, Nevada

Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Los Lunas, New Mexico

Greensboro, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Pawnee, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Austin, Texas

Belton, Texas

Boerne, Texas

Broaddus, Texas

Bryan, Texas

Bulverde, Texas

Corpus Christi, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Garland, Texas

Harker Heights, Texas

Harlingen, Texas

Houston, Texas

Kerrville, Texas

Larue, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

New Caney, Texas

Pflugerville, Texas

Prosper, Texas

Spicewood, Texas

Spring Branch, Texas

Newport News, Virginia

Petersburg, Virginia

Ruther Glen, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 9, 2019, Rests from Bryan, TX wrote:

A star performer! I have a really big bed of it in the front yard. Only gets partial sun for a few hours a day. It seems to love it. In the spring and summer, there is just one massive sea of yellow gold blooms. Was told by a friend that it would never make it without full sun. I do have a big bed of it in the back yard. The bed had no protection from an extremely hard freeze in the spring. Taking a while to come back. Fertilizing the heck out it. Starting to come back. Can be invasive. I trim it back in the front bed twice a month. Comes back from trimming even stronger!!! Give a huge 10!!!!!!


On Jul 4, 2015, SouthernMade from New Boston, TX wrote:

Considering this plant for large pots & I live near the 7 - 8 line, in 8b. Would the pot need to be brought into garage for winter? Thank you for taking the time to answer if you know what I should do.


On Jul 26, 2012, Gardeningman from Kingman, KS (Zone 6b) wrote:

I may try to plant this Lantana here in Kingman, KS (zone 6b). I have Lantana 'Ham & Eggs' planted along part of the South foundation of my house, and it comes back each year. It is not supposed to be as hardy as 'New Gold', so I would assume that New Gold would come back too.


On Oct 11, 2009, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

In Auburn University research studies the Lantana variety "New Gold" was determined to be one of the most attractive lantanas for butterflies.

For more information on this research paper google "Butterfly Feeding Preferences among Cultivars of Lantana"

Another butterfly loving lantana is "Radiation", although butterfly gardeners have reported success with various other lantanas too.

We grow "New Gold" in our 6a garden as an annual.


On Nov 17, 2008, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

I grew 'New Gold' a couple of years ago in a container on the patio. It's an annual in zone 6a. I really love the fact that it's self cleaning. I love the bright gold color also.


On Jun 16, 2006, jmarks74 from Loganville, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I live in zone 7b. I thought the plant had died over the winter. I was wrong. It popped right back up this year...beautiful as ever.


On May 25, 2006, Nita2 from Petersburg, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

It does great here also. Zone 7


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

Does well in my garden; a dependable returner/perennial for me.

One of the more profuse bloomers I have as to various lantana varieties.


On Apr 18, 2006, SudieGoodman from Broaddus, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have 12 New Gold plants in hanging basket.
Added Polymere chrystals to aid in holding water in soil for a longer period. I give plants a deep soak once weekly, if no rain. Trailing habit cascades over my containers and makes a very nice, full plant.
New Gold is a TEXAS SUPERSTAR which means it has survived rugged tests to produce the best lantana possible.
I'm in Zone 8b where it is hot, dry and very humid most of my summer. This New Gold is my champion.
"Keep those hands dirty"......Sunbonnet Sue


On Mar 13, 2005, Sunshines2day from Lubbock, TX (Zone 7a) wrote:

Perfect low maintenance flower for West Texas heat and drought conditions. This is the only variation of Lantana that I have grown that reappears late spring.


On May 2, 2004, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Very nice plant, minimal care and loads of bright yellow flowers. Will keep this one and propigate more.


On Jan 8, 2004, CentralTX from Belton, TX wrote:

This plant loves a hot dry full sun location. I put one by the mailbox several years ago. It has concrete on two sides, (curb and sidewalk). It grows best over the curb and into the street. I have to trim it back several time each summer. It blooms constantly. It is very easy to root. When ever I trim it back, I stick a few stems in a spare pot and once its rooted, pass it along to a neighbor or family member.


On Oct 12, 2003, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

San Antonio, Tx.
This Lantana blooms prolifically and does not seed. It grows so fast I have to prune it! It does best in full sun (the hotter the better) and I very seldom water it. It is a super xeriscape plant. I agree with Kaufmann about its dense foliage and blooms. I have four other types of Lantana, and 'New Gold' performs better than any of the others. The next best variety is the lower growing purple one.


On Oct 11, 2003, Kaufmann from GOD's Green Earth,
United States (Zone 8b) wrote:

Bulverde, Texas: this plant grows rapidly (4" pot planted in May to 4'X 4'in August). Blooms non-stop from April until killing frost. In my opionion, a fuller, denser plant with more blooms than the other Lantanas. Root hardy in this area -- Zone 8. Somewhat deer resistant, although as we all know if they are hungry enough, they'll eat anything!