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LANTANA camara 'Red Spread' PP14691
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The hot-flowered 'Red Spread' bears numerous rounded clusters of small, tubular flowers all season long. The blooms are deepest fire engine red with the occasional orange-yellow bloom in the bunch. It is an everblooming, evergreen tropical shrub that is commonly grown as a warm season tender perennial in temperate zones.
This vigorous selection has flexible branches covered with a forest of rough, dark green leaves that have a strong, unpleasant smell when crushed. It bears numerous rounded clusters of small, tubular flowers that appear continuously as long as growing conditions are favorable. Like most Lantana, it produces 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
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
2'-6' / 0.6m - 1.8m
South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, 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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