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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    Lantana is a colorful, shrubby annual with masses of flowers in shades of orange, yellow, and pink. Its leaves give off a distinctive smell and it produces bluish-black seeds. Lantana is commonly used as a bedding plant because of its long bloom season.

    Latin Name

    Lantana camara


    Family

    Verbenaceae


    Also Known As

    Big-sage , Red-sage , Tickberry


    Type of Plant

    Annuals

    Bloom Season

    July - November


    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Drought

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Harmful to pets

    Colors


    Native Range

    Tropical America


    History

    Lady Jean Skipwith grew lantana in her garden at Prestwould in 1793.


    Other Details

    Pollinator
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