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Lantana 'Samantha'  

Lantana camara

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'Samantha' is a Lantana variety in the Shrub verbena genus with a scientific name of Lantana camara. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Canary yellow. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 0.

The ‘Samantha’ Lantana is a lantana variety that has variegated foliage. The leaves are marbled in shades of medium-green, celery-green and cream, sometimes with just a soft and delicate green color to them. The yellow flower clusters combine so perfectly with the beautiful foliage that Samantha lantana is an eye catcher anywhere you want to grow them.

Lantana variegated attracts butterflies to your garden and it stays fairly low (i.e. three feet high and 24 to 48 inches wide). Good ground-cover too.

This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Samantha normally grows with a ground cover-like habit with a max height of 11.7 inches (that's 30.0 cm metric).

Samantha Lantana is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally 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 variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Samantha have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Samantha

  • Full Sun

  • Low

Lantanas are care free except to prune them hard in spring to keep them bounds.

Feed your lantana lightly before new growth begins with an all purpose fertilizer.2

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Samantha is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Samantha are Zone 9 and Zone 11. Ideally plant in loamy, sandy and potting mix soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 7.5 as Samantha likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Samantha from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 feet (60.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.17 inches (3.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Samantha

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Samantha is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Samantha

Lantana Samantha Etymology

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

Other Names for Lantana 'Samantha'

Variegated lantana