Spring Garden Tips

Lantana, Shrub Verbena

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Botanical Name

Lantana camara

Hardiness

Zones 9 to 11, grown as annual elsewhere

Height

1 to 6 feet

Width

1 to 6 feet

Flowers

Summer to frost: whites, reds, oranges, pinks, yellows

Light

Full sun

Soil

Well-drained

Planting and Care

Sow seeds indoors 12 weeks before last frost

Plants can be overwintered indoors

Drought and heat tolerant

Problems

None serious, whiteflies and spider mites (indoors)

Varieties to Consider

New Gold - yellow-gold flowers, 12-18" tall by 3-4' wide

Dallas Red & 'Miss Huff' - orange-yellow flowers

Radiation - red and orange flowers

Feston Rose - pink and yellow flowers

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