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Directory of Annuals

Lantana
Lantana camara

Lantana 'Tropical Fruit'
Lantana 'Tropical Fruit'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
12 - 24 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
 
Bloom Color
Multicolor
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Hardiness
Half-Hardy Annual
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

A popular annual due to their shrubby habit, excellent garden performance under very trying conditions of heat and humidity and flower heads sporting a multicolored look. Forms available from uprights to trailing types.

Culture

Full sun, in well-drained soil

Cultivars

  • ‘Little Lucky’ series
  • ‘Lucky’ series
  • ‘Landmark’ series
  • ‘Dallas Red’
  • ‘New Gold’
  • ‘Purple Trailing’  

Notes

Lantana tolerates heat and humidity. They attract butterflies. If they get too large, they can be cut back to shape or to keep in bounds if needed.