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Lantana camara 'Miss Huff' is often confused with:
Lantana camara Lantana camara flower
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Lantana camara Lantana camara flower
Salvia rosmarinus Rosmarinus officinalis
Verbena canadensis Verbena canadensis

Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Camara vulgaris
Phonetic Spelling
lan-TAY-nah kah-MAR-ah
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

'Miss Huff' is the most cold-hardy lantana and makes a great choice for mass planting along rock walls or hillsides and it even does well in containers on the patio.  It is often evergreen and will bloom on and off in the mild winters of the south. Its showy orange blooms give the plant an almost tropical feel.   It is a low maintenance plant that tolerates heat and drought once established and grows quickly to fill a space.  It makes an excellent addition to a cottage garden, foundation planting or shrub border.

Leaves can cause minor skin irritation and unripe berries are poisonous if eaten. It is toxic to livestock such as cattle, sheep, horses, and goats.

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See this plant in the following landscapes:
Border Landscape Pinewild County Club, Moore County Pinehurst Greenway Pollinator Habitat Garden, Moore County Wildlife Garden- Bird Sanctuary
Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lantana
    Species:
    camara
    Family:
    Verbenaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    From cuttings of plant in garden in Athens Georgia
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Berries are eaten by birds.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    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
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    orange or red fleshy berry-like drupe turns metallic blue or purple-black
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Showy colorful orange and pink tubular flowers with 5 lobes clustered in a spherical umbel appear spring through summer and can flower sporadically almost year-round in mild winters.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Simple, opposite or whorled, serrate margin; have a fragrance when crushed.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Moths
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat
    Humidity
    Salt
    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:
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Sap/Juice