General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 20 - 30 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color: Orange, red, and yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Planting To Hard Frost
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Fruit is poisonous
Other: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP: 19706

Trade name information:
Series: Luscious®
Trade Name: Citrus Blend
Cultivar name: '2003.301'

  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Jun 11, 2013 1:07 PM concerning plant:
    This is the second or third year I have been growing this variety of Lantana and it's my favorite of all the Lantana varieties! The colors are eye-catching and beautiful! Of all the Lantanas I've grown over the years, this one grows the best!

    It is a fast grower and is always producing vibrant flowers, which are a mixture of red, orange, and yellow and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. When the seeds are ripe, they're attractive to songbirds. I try to keep the flowers deadheaded so that the plant can keep producing flowers.

    This Lantana has won many awards.
  • Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 25, 2014 4:24 PM concerning plant:
    This lantana is a summer workhorse! When other plants are drooping from the heat and humidity, or demanding frequent watering, this lantana just blooms furiously in a riot of flame colors. It works well planted with reds and yellows, or as a strong contrast to an intense purple, such as some dark purple verbenas. My plant grew well beyond the size I'd expected, and bloomed non-stop from late spring right up until frost.

    The only downside I can report, other than its tendency to overgrow its allotted space, is that the leaves and stems are prickly and spiny . There are no thorns, per se, but the prickly hairs of the stems make it unpleasant to brush up against. Don't plant it in an area where you'll need to weed or work frequently, or wear gloves and long sleeves when working near it.

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