Lantana

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Plant Size: 1 to 2 feet tall and wide

Easy to grow, this cheerful bloomer is a robust performer all summer long. With many bright color combinations available, the hardest part is choosing which lantana to grow! One of the most heat-tolerant and forgiving summer annuals, it can be a perennial in zones 8 or warmer. Also a great candidate in coastal areas, where the salt spray and sun are harsh. Plant after all danger of frost is passed.

Plant Spacing: 18 to 36 inches.

Secrets to Success »

These plants are not picky about the soil, can withstand the heat and sun, and rise to the occasion during tougher droughts. In fact, consider a light snipping occasionally if you want to control their size.

Use »

Plant wherever you’d like to attract butterflies and display clusters of color: containers, hanging baskets, patio pots, landscape beds, or by the mailbox.

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  • Plant alone, in a mass, for impact.
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