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Lantana 'Lemon Drop'
Lantana 'Lemon Drop' is an everblooming, evergreen tropical shrub that is grown as a tender perennial in temperate zones. This hybrid is grown for its numerous rounded clusters of small, tubular flowers of pale yellow. The plants have dark green leaves, a dense branching habit, and an abundance of flowers.
Lantanas prefer full sun and moist, well-drained, average soil. They are highly attractive to butterflies, look best when planted in masses and offer season-long brilliant color to beds and containers. Where hardy, this shrub can be trained into tree-like standards.
Lantana camara, one of parents in this hybrid, 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.
12 - 5
8 - 11
A1, A2, A3, 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'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Mexico, Central America, South America, Africa, Polynesia, Australia
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Light Yellow
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Tropical
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