|West Indian Lantana|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Soil pH Preferences:||Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 11
|Plant Height:||Some specimens can reach 4 to 5 feet in height|
|Plant Spread:||4 to 5 feet|
Edible to birds
|Fruiting Time:||Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Bicolored, highly variable; flowers change color with age.
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Year round in tropical zones.
|Uses:||Windbreak or Hedge
Suitable as Annual
Tolerates dry shade
|Toxicity:||Fruit is poisonous
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Stem
|Pollinators:||Moths and Butterflies
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Miscellaneous:||Tolerates poor soil
|Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 15, 2011 9:13 AM
Lantana camara is a lovely ornamental shrub that has become naturalized in some areas, especially the Atlantic coastal plains from Georgia to Florida. It colonizes when birds disperse seeds and it spreads quickly. It prefers warmth and humidity, will thrive in shade or full sun, is extremely drought tolerant and has no known pests or diseases. Lantana grows in a wide variety of areas here in Florida, forests, citrus groves, pastures and along roadsides. It is listed as a Category 1 invasive in Florida. This plant is toxic to cattle and other grazing livestock.
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|Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 24, 2013 11:01 PM
"Lantana camara, also known as Spanish Flag or West Indian Lantana or LAVA, is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family, Verbenaceae, that is native to the American tropics. It has been introduced into other parts of the world as an ornamental plant and is considered an invasive species in many tropical and sub-tropical areas.
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|carlissa904||On May 25, 2019||Obtained plant
Bought 2 plants from Lowes. They list it as lantana camara Esperanta series.
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