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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



Also Known As

Big-sage Red-sage Tickberry

Type of Plant

Annuals Annuals

Bloom Season

July - November


Summer Summer
Fall Fall


Max height Max Height: 4'
Max spread Max Spread: 3'


  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


  • Drought

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies Butterflies


    Do not ingest Do not ingest
    Harmful to pets Harmful to pets


    Native Range

    Tropical America


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

    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator
    Sold at Mount Vernon Sold at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    10a 10b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 10a 10b

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