Lantana montevidensis

Trailing Lantana
Plant Type

Ground Cover, Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

8-15″ x 3-6′

Exposure

Full to partial sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Purple

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Spreading

Sunset Garden Zones

8-10, 12-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9-11

Fast-growing evergreen shrub with a trailing growth-habit to 8-15” tall x 3-6’ wide. Lantana is a popular heat-tolerant low-maintenance perennial shrub revered for its free-blooming nature. This strongly-trailing variety forms a dense blanket of rich green foliage cloaked in profuse lavender-colored flower clusters that appear primarily spring to fall or nearly year-round in mild climates. A favorite for butterflies. Especially well-suited as a mass-planted groundcover and is a popular selection for trailing over walls or planters. Also makes a superb hanging basket. Considered drought tolerant once established but looks best with moderate watering. Prefers a well-drained soil and a full to partial sun exposure. derate watering. Prefers a well-drained soil and a full to partial sun exposure.

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