COMMON NAMES: Lantana, Shrub Verbena
BOTANICAL NAME: Lantana spp.
TYPE: Perennial - Sun
HEIGHT: 1- 3 feet
SPREAD: 2-4 feet
SPACING: 12- 18 inches
HABIT: Bushy growth all summer with flowers of yellow, white, orange, pink, blue, and purple. Trailing varieties are available. Some of the tough varieties will return each year.
CULTURE: Easy to grow in any well-drained soil, likes good bed preparation. Drought tolerant. Regular fertilization will create more blooms.
USES: Summer color, pots, hanging baskets, attracts hummingbirds.
PROBLEMS: Whiteflies, but no big deal. Gets woody with age.
NOTES: Berries are poisonous. Plant in spring. Native Texas lantana is L. horrida.