Lantana Plant Features
Crowds of colorful butterflies will flock to your garden when you grow lantana. This super productive plant puts out a nonstop supply of bright, nectar-rich flowers all summer long. Lantana loves hot, sunny weather and is tolerant of both drought and humid conditions. Flower colors include red, yellow, white, orange, lavender, pink, and bi-color. Use lantana in landscape beds or in pots and planters packed with other sun-loving bloomers. In frost-free regions, lantana forms a low shrub that can grow 2 to 3 feet tall. In the North, use lantana as an annual flower. Lantana is also deer and rabbit resistant. Zones 9-11
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Lantana Growing Instructions
Plant lantana in a location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight a day. The plant is not fussy about soil type, but does best in a rich, well-drained spot. Lantana is also salt tolerant, making it an ideal plant for seaside landscapes. Use it to add color at the beach or pool!
Orange, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
Low water needs
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Lantana with these varieties:
The yellow daisy-like flowers of Black-eyed Susan look terrific near the equally bright blooms of Lantana.
Hot, humid conditions are just what Lantana and Canna Lily enjoy.
In frost free locations try growing Jacobinia and Lantana together in the landscape.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Lantana camara ‘Bandana Cherry’
Heat-tolerant and fragrant, ‘Bandana Cherry’ has predominantly red flowers with showy splashes of yellow and pink. The flowers attract birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Plants grow 12 to 26 inches tall and 12 to 24 inches wide. Zones 9-11 as a perennial; it's grown as an annual in other areas.
Lantana camara ‘Bandana Pink’
Sun-loving ‘Bandana Pink’ offers a beautiful pastel version of this easy-care plant. It grows 12 to 26 inches tall and 12 to 24 inches wide. ‘Bandana Pink’ is medium height, making it ideal for garden beds and containers alike. Perennial in Zones 9-11; it's grown as an annual in other Zones.
Lantana camara ‘Bandito Orange Sunrise’
Add a citrusy pop of color to your summer garden with this orange-and-yellow variety. ‘Bandito Orange Sunrise’ grows 12 to 14 inches tall and wide, keeping an upright, mounded shape. Butterflies will swarm the blooms! Zones 9-11 as a perennial, but it's grown as an annual in other Zones.
Lantana 'Evita Red'
Evita Red is a strong grower with lots of flowers -- in fact, it's one of the better-performing lantana varieties in our Trial Garden! The blooms are a mix of orange, red, and yellow on plants that grow 24 inches tall and 36 inches wide. Zones 9-11 as a perennial, but you can treat it like an annual in other Zones.
Lantana camara 'Lucky Red'
Lucky Red lantana loves heat and humidity, producing a nonstop show of red, orange, and yellow flowers all summer. Loved by pollinators, it attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. It grows 16 inches tall and wide. Zones 9-11 as a perennial, but it's grown as an annual in other Zones.
Lantana 'Santana Banana Punch'
Santana Banana Punch is a fun selection that did really well in our Trial Gardens! It features soft pink and creamy yellow flowers on a spreading plant that grows 20 inches tall and 48 inches wide. Zones 9-11 as a perennial, but it's grown as an annual in other Zones.
Lantana camara 'Skittles'
Skittles is a fun variety that has gray-green leaves edged in white and clusters of red, orange, and yellow flowers. It grows 20 inches tall and 36 inches wide. It's grown as an annual in all Zones, but it's a perennial in Zones 9-11.