Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Lantana camara, Red Spread, Lantana

Common Name: Lantana

Family: verbenaceae

Genus: Lantana

Species: camara

Cultivar or Variety: Red Spread

Characteristics of Plant
Handeling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.
Summer-Long parade of Flowers.
Crushed leaves have a pungent scent.
Lantana cultivars are not reliably hardy and will most likely perform as annuals.
Lantana flowers are a favorite of swallowtail, skipper and some brush footed butterflies.
The foliage is also a food plant for some moth and butterfly caterpillars.
Must have good drainage.
Suitable for growing indoors, do not over water.

Characteristics: Shrub, mostly used as annual.

Germination Tips: Patented, low seed variety.

Life Cycle
Perennial
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 9

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Level with Foliage

Flower Color
Orange
Red

Fragrance
Foul

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

Pests and Diseases
Please list in comment section

Potential Hazzards or Invasiveness
Poisonous to Humans
Poisonous to Wildlife
Non-Invasive

Attractive to Wildlife
Birds
Hummingbirds
Butterflies

Additional Uses
Containers

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