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Lantana camara

Phonetic Spelling
lahn-TAHN-ah kah-MAR-ah
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Small, perennial shrub.  Houseplant or interiorscape, in hanging baskets; landscape in flower gardens as cultivated woody shrub or groundcover.  Lantana will perennialize in the warm coastal areas of N.C.

Leaves and unripe, green berries can cause minor skin irritation.

Cultivars:
  • 'Alba'
  • 'Dallas Red'
  • 'Miss Huff'
    will survive the winter in the Piedmont
  • 'New Gold'
  • 'Radiation'
Tags:
#fragrant#hummingbirds#red#butterflies#pink#sun#deciduous#yellow#pollinators#poisonous#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#annual#summer#drought tolerant#orange#perennial#shrub#fragrant leaves#salt tolerant#apvg#salt spray#cpp#deer resistant#ground cover
Cultivars:
  • 'Alba'
  • 'Dallas Red'
  • 'Miss Huff'
    will survive the winter in the Piedmont
  • 'New Gold'
  • 'Radiation'
Tags:
#fragrant#hummingbirds#red#butterflies#pink#sun#deciduous#yellow#pollinators#poisonous#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#annual#summer#drought tolerant#orange#perennial#shrub#fragrant leaves#salt tolerant#apvg#salt spray#cpp#deer resistant#ground cover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lantana
    Species:
    camara
    Family:
    Verbenaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical America
    Wildlife Value:
    Lantana flowers are very attractive to butterflies.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Resistant to damage by deer, tolerant of drought, salt spray, and heat.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    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
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1 - 2 in. tubular, four-parted white, red, pink, or yellow flowers in a flat-topped cluster on a long stalk.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Whorled
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    leaves simple, opposite or whorled, toothed, fragrant when crushed
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
    Stem Description:
    Spiny, square stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Houseplants
    Pool/Hardscape
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat
    Salt
  • Poison:
    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