Plant Common Name
Lantana, Tangerine™ Spreading Lantana
Lantana ‘Mone’, commonly known as Tangerine™ Lantana, 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 red, yellow and orange. These are multicolored because their individual flowers open at different times and change color as they age. The plants have dark green leaves, a dense branching habit, and an abundance of flowers. Tangerine™ is a spreading type, which means it has a lower broader habit than most.
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.
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
9 - 15
H1, H2, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m
3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Tropical
Sharp or Has Thorns