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LANTANA camara( FIREWAGON™, PATRIOT CLASSIC™ SERIES)
Brilliant fire engine red and orange flowers don the branches of Firewagon™. This mounded, upright lantana is very vigorous and colorful. Lantana in the Patriot Classic Series are relatively compact, heavy flowering and produce continuous flowers in an array of vibrant colors. Cultivar come in shades of orange-red or pink. All were hybridized by Robert Roberson in Grain Valley, Missouri.
This everblooming, evergreen tropical shrub is commonly grown as a warm season tender perennial in temperate zones. It originates from the tropical Americas and has numerous rounded clusters of small, tubular flowers of red, yellow, orange, pink or cream. These are often multicolored because the individual flowers open at different times and change color as they age. The leaves are rough, dark to medium green and have a strong unpleasant smell when crushed.
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
12 - 4
8 - 11
H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Red, Orange, Orange Red
Dark Blue, Black
Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Tropical
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