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Lantana camara

Lantana is a member of the Lantana (Shrub verbena) family. Its botanical name is Lantana camara. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Cadmium yellow and   Outrageous Orange and   Debian red. The mature flowers take a clustered form. Leaves usually appear in   Office green colour. It is a flower / herb and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Lantana normally grows to a spreading habit with a max height of 1.17 feet (that's 36.0 cm metric). If you would like to attract bees to your garden, consider growing this plant.

Lantana is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Lantana have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Lantana

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

  • Low

All parts of plant poisonous

Position in a full sun / partial sun location and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Lantana is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so although it can survive a small mild cold snap, it is wise to ensure that this plant is protected from frost damage.

Growing Lantana from seed

Slow to germinate, benifits from soaking for 24 hours in luke warm water before sowing

For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 20°C / 68°F.

Transplanting Lantana

After germination, pot up in 7cm pots and allow to grow on in cooler conditions. pot up to 13 cm and finally 20cm pots. Water moderately. Minimum temperature 7 to 13C

Lantana is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside - as a guideline, the minimum temperature outside should be approximately 0°C / 32°F.

Companion plants for Lantana

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Lantana so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Lantana

These plants will not grow well with Lantana so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Lantana problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Lantana plants:

Lantana Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin camara meaning “like an eye”, “creamy” or “bi-color”.1

Other names for Lantana

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