LANTANA 'Athen's Rose'
Plant Common Name
Athen's Rose Lantana, Lantana
This Athen’s Select introduction offers beautiful rose pink and yellow blooms that can stand up to heat and drought but look delicate enough for use in a cool cottage garden. This everblooming, evergreen tropical shrub is grown as a warm season tender perennial in temperate zones.
The hybrid ‘Athen’s Rose’ has a spreading bushy habit and tan flexible branches covered with a forest of small dark green leaves that have a strong, unpleasant smell when crushed. It bears numerous rounded clusters of small, tubular flowers that are yellow in bud and open to vibrant pink. These appear in profusion continuously as long as growing conditions are favorable. Most Lantana produce small purple fruits that attract birds.
This sunny tropical prefers full sun and evenly moist well-drained, average soil. It is highly attractive to butterflies and looks best when planted in masses. The flowers offer continuous brilliant color to beds and containers all season long and may be trained into tree-like standards in tropical zones.
Lantana camara has been called one of the world’s worst weeds and is highly invasive in in many areas where it is hardy. There are sterile cultivars which may be used in the landscape. For more information about the invasive nature of Lantana, see the report by the Global Invasive Species Database: http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?fr=1&si=56
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
8 - 11
8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Full Sun, Partial Sun
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m
Hybrid Origin, Mexico, Central America, South America, Africa, Polynesia, Australia
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Tropical
Sharp or Has Thorns