Lantana (Lantana camara)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Hort Answers

Annual

Lantana
Lantana camara

Lantana 'Tropical Fruit'
Lantana 'Tropical Fruit'
 
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

'Lucky' Series, upright, conpact

'Luscious' Series, upright, mound

'Landmark' Series, upright mound

'Red Spreading' trailing

'Samantha' upright with variegated foliage

'Patriot Series' upright

 
 
Mature Height
12-24 Inches
 
Size
Medium
 
 
Annual Hardiness Type
Half-Hardy Annual
 
 
Bloom Color
Multicolor
 
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
 
 
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

whitefly
 
Additional 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.

 

 
Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic