LANTANA camara( BANDANA™ SERIES)
Plant Common Name
Bandana™ Lantana, Lantana
Lantana is an everblooming, evergreen tropical shrub this is grown as a tender perennial in temperate zones. A native of the tropical Americas, this plant is grown for its numerous rounded clusters of small, tubular flowers of red, yellow, orange, pink or cream. These clusters are multicolored because their individual flowers open at different times and change color as they age. The Bandana Series has compact plants with dark green leaves, a dense branching habit, an abundance of flowers in the mid-season and few berries.
Lantana prefer a full sun location and moist, well drained, average soil. These plants are highly attractive to butterflies and look best when planted in masses. They offer 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. It is highly invasive in some locations. 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 at http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?fr=1&si=56. Lantana is a weed only where hardy. There are also potential health concerns regarding this plant. To learn more go to http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/poison/Lantaca.htm.
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 4
USDA Hardiness Zone
8 - 15
H1, H2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm
24"-32" / 61.0cm - 81.3cm
South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Tropical
Sharp or Has Thorns