- Common Name(s):
- Common lantana, Lantana, Red sage, Yellow sage, shrub verbena
- 'Alba', 'Dallas Red', 'Miss Huff', 'New Gold'
- Annuals, Groundcover, Perennials, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Small, perennial shrub. Tolerant of drought, salt spray, and heat. Lantana will perennialize in the warm coastal areas of N.C. The cultivar 'Miss Huff' will survive the winter in the Piedmont. This plant is highly salt tolerant.
Seasons of Interest:
Wildlife Value: Lantana Flowers are very attractive to butterflies and are resistant to damage by deer.
- White or Yellow turning orange, red or pink
- 1-5 ft.
- Spiny, square stems; leaves simple, opposite or whorled, toothed, fragrant when crushed.
- 1 to 2 in. tubular four parted white, red, pink, or yellow flowers in a flat-topped cluster on a long stalk. Flowers are fragrant; 0.3 in. orange or red fleshy berry-like drupe turns metallic blue or purple-black.
- Sun; well-drained soil; moderate moisture and fertility
- Rounded, arching; can become sprawling
- Tropical America
- Poison Part:
- Unripe, green berries; skin irritation from the leaves.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, contact dermatitis
- Vomiting, diarrhea, dilated pupils, labored respiration; the leaves may cause dermatitis.
- Toxic Principle:
- Triterpenes (lantadene A & B).
- Toxic. Skin irritation minor or lasting only a few minutes.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape, in hanging baskets; landscape in flower gardens as cultivated woody shrub or groundcover
- 3-5 ft.
- Growth Rate:
NCCES plant id: 92