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Common Lantana

Lantana camara

Also known as

Shrub Verbena, Cherry Pie, Yellow Sage, Jamaica Mountain Sage, Kamara Lantana, Largeleaf Lantana, Wild Sage, West Indian Lantana, White-Sage, Red-Sage, Big-Sage, Lantana

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Common Lantana Overview

Lantana camara is a rugged evergreen shrub from the tropics, it is treated as an annual in the UK. It produces rough-textured, hairy, toothed green leaves which are toxic to livestock and possess an unpleasant aroma when crushed. Flowers are small and may be red, yellow, white, pink or orange, depdnent on the environment grown in, they are often a mixture of these colours and the blooms change colour with age, providing lasting colour. In warm, frost-free conditions, black fruits can develop and this plant will typically flower year-round.

Common problems with Common Lantana

If grown under glass.

How to harvest Common Lantana

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Common Lantana

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Common Lantana

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Other uses of Common Lantana

A low maintenance plant that attracts bees & butterflies it suits mixed borders and can be planted on banks and slopes as ground cover. Can also be grown in containers/tubs and hanging baskets.