Common Lantana, Lantana
Perennial, Ground Cover, Poisonous Plant, Shrub
Some varieties of Lantana will become perennials in the Piedmont, check the label for hardiness. The plant will bloom in part sun but for the best flower production full sun is necessary. Lantana is deer and drought resistant. The small unripe green berries can be toxic if ingested causing vomiting, diarrhea and labored breathing. The leaves can cause a mild skin irritation lasting a few minutes.
Spring to first frost
Red, Pink and Yellow
Used in hanging baskets, as an anchor plant for flower gardens, some varieties can be used as a ground cover. Most varieties are treated as annuals in the Carolinas
USDA hardiness zones 7-11
Cuttings, and seeds. Harvest the berries when ripe and collect the seeds. Dry them and store them in the refrigerator until planting in the spring. Lantana are often hybrids and seed propagation will not always result in the same plant.
Well-drained soil, moderate moisture, will tolerate poor soil
Piedmont, Coastal Plains
Butterflies, hummingbird moth, bees
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