Lantana 'Miss Huff'

Lantana camara

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


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade




This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

Where to Grow:

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All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:



Gold (yellow-orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Gadsden, Alabama(2 reports)

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

San Bernardino, California

Brooksville, Florida

Miami, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Titusville, Florida

Athens, Georgia

Braselton, Georgia

Conyers, Georgia

Dacula, Georgia

Fayetteville, Georgia

Guyton, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Loganville, Georgia

Oxford, Georgia

Rincon, Georgia

Waleska, Georgia

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dudley, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina(2 reports)

Edmond, Oklahoma

Enid, Oklahoma

Stilwell, Oklahoma

Easton, Pennsylvania

Columbia, South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina

Nashville, Tennessee

Soddy Daisy, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

Newport News, Virginia

Suffolk, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 5, 2021, taarheel from Chapel Hill, NC wrote:

I have had Miss Huff in my yard for about 5 years. It is in a VERY sunny spot on the Southwest side of my house. Comes back reliably. Frankly it's too big for the spot. Easily 6' x 6'. I didn't realize how big it would get. I usually have to cut it back some in midsummer just to control it's size. This seems to promote more blooms. At this point in early October, it is covered with blooms and the pollinators and hummingbirds love it. I usually cut it it back in the late fall while it's still green to about half it's size and let the stems heal and re-seal themselves, then after it has lost all it's leaves, I cut it almost all the way back to the ground, and cover it with at least 12-18" of dead leaves from the yard. Then in the late spring after last frost date -- mid-April -- I ... read more


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 Jan 15, 2016, siege2055 from Stilwell, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Did very well last summer with non stop blooms, butterflies love it. I couldn't resist making cuttings even though you are not supposed to cut it back before spring, so I covered the mother plant with a upside down flower pot to keep water out. Cuttings seem to work better from woody growth, will also root in a glass of water as long as its woody and not green, and now I have more Miss Huff for the yard.


On Mar 27, 2013, Gardeningman from Kingman, KS (Zone 6b) 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.


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.


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 k... read more


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!


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.


On Mar 22, 2006, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) 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.


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.


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.