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Lantana 'Confetti'

Lantana camara

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Species: camara (kuh-MAR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Confetti
Additional cultivar information:(PP1478)
Hybridized by Regan
Registered or introduced: 1955
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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:



18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual


Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:


Magenta (pink-purple)



Bright Yellow

Medium Purple

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

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:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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:

Salem, Alabama

Goodyear, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona

Little Rock, Arkansas

Laguna Beach, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Venice, Florida

Haysville, Kansas

Barbourville, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Falmouth, Maine

Seminary, Mississippi

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Pennsauken, New Jersey

Schenectady, New York

Ellenboro, North Carolina

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Anton, Texas

Austin, Texas

Carthage, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Garland, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

New Caney, Texas

Orange, Texas

Port Aransas, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Spicewood, Texas

Weatherford, Texas

Zapata, Texas

South Jordan, Utah

Newport News, Virginia

Vancouver, Washington

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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 Apr 8, 2015, phrelco from Dewey, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

My personal experience with L. camara "Confetti" is that it's a star butterfly attractor to an already star butterfly attractor family of plants. Here in SoCal, lantanas are extremely attractive to a wide range of butterflies including Monarchs, swallowtails, and especially the various skipper species. Of the several varieties I've grown, "Confetti" was the best at attracting butterflies.

Lantanas are easy to grow here. In order to look well year after year, they do need to be cut back at least once before bloom season to keep them tight and produce an abundant amount of blooms for subsequent seasons.


On Oct 26, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 1478 has expired


On May 3, 2007, IslandJim from Keizer, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Pretty flower on a prickly bush. Since it's a volunteer, I suppose it is considered invasive. But, since it's the only volunteer I've seen on my property in 15 years, I'll try to resist becoming hysterical about it. My main complaint about lantana has nothing to do with invasiveness, however. It's that they become woody, weedy shrubs in a couple of years--losing whatever attractiveness they may have had when young.