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Lantana camara

Lantana

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  • Lantana camara | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Lantana camara | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMay to November
  • Height0.75m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, yellow, pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Lantana camara (Lantana). This bushy perennial is grow as an annual in cool climates. The flowers are yellow and will change from orange, pink to red. It can grow to shrub size with blossoms from summer to the frost.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Yellow sage

Origin

West Indies

Interest and use

Ornamental, border, hanging baskets, container. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in full sun and well drained, rich to average soil. If you bring it indoors, it will bloom in the winter.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings in summer or from seeds in the spring and they also self-sow.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and whitefly may be a problem.

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