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Lantana camara Bandito™

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
lan-TAN-a kuh-MAR-uh
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Bandito™ Lantana was developed to withstand hot, humid southern summers while still providing knock-out long-lasting flowers that are very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. It has a compact and mounding form.

All parts of Lantana plants are poisonous if ingested; handling may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction.

 

More information on Lantana camara.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Bandito Orange Sunrise'
  • 'Bandito Red'
  • 'Bandito Rose'
  • 'Lemon Zest'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#showy flowers#heat tolerant#houseplant#drought tolerant#fall flowers#container plant#easy to grow#toxic#nectar plant#cottage garden#rustic#fast growing#poisonous berries#summer flowers#Mediterranean#long bloom time#rock gardens#borders#pollinator plant#poor soils tolerant#humidity tolerant#urban conditions tolerant#compact habit#butterfly friendly#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Bandito Orange Sunrise'
  • 'Bandito Red'
  • 'Bandito Rose'
  • 'Lemon Zest'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#showy flowers#heat tolerant#houseplant#drought tolerant#fall flowers#container plant#easy to grow#toxic#nectar plant#cottage garden#rustic#fast growing#poisonous berries#summer flowers#Mediterranean#long bloom time#rock gardens#borders#pollinator plant#poor soils tolerant#humidity tolerant#urban conditions tolerant#compact habit#butterfly friendly#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lantana
    Species:
    camara
    Family:
    Verbenaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers provide nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies. Berries are edible to birds.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 2 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 2 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    0.3 in. orange or red fleshy berry-like drupe turns metallic blue or purple-black
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Multicolored blooms last from summer into fall.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Rounded medium green leaves are 2-5" long, 1-2" wide with toothed edges.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Houseplants
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Moths
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Humidity
    Poor Soil
    Urban Conditions
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Children
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, diarrhea, dilated pupils, labored respiration; the leaves may cause dermatitis.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Triterpenes (lantadene A & B)
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Fruits
    Leaves