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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    10 10 USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 10 10b

    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
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