Lantana is the best heat resistant plant that can add a punch of color to any flower bed. Lantana flowers come in a variety of orange, white, pink, yellow, purple, red and bi-color options.
These hardy plants are native to tropical regions of Africa and here in the Americas. Lantana is a genus of about 150 species of perennial flowering plants in the VERBENA family, Verbenaceae.
Depending on where you live and the type grown, Lantana plants can be treated as annuals or perennials.
Verbena, Lantana, requires heat to do well, so plant them where they will get plenty of sun. Well-drained soil is a must, as Lantana won’t tolerate wet roots.
- More nurseries seem to sell Lantana plants by color and not by name.
Trailing are the more popular low-growing, spreading types of Lantana, Verbena. Purple trailing Lantana looks beautiful cascading over walls or in hanging baskets.
- New Gold Lantana – has deep yellow flowers
- Dallas Red or Texas Flame Lantana – has red, yellow and orange flowers
- Lantana shrubs with pink and light yellow flowers is called Pinkies Lantana or Confetti.
Can you grow Lantana in containers? You bet! Lantana does well in pots that are in a sunny location.
Are you looking for low maintenance plants that are drought resistant? Lantana is a good choice that is worth a try!
Lantanas are planted in spring once the threat of frost has ended. These flowering plants love warm temperatures so growth may be slow at first.
Do you want to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden? Lantana flowers are one of the best choices for attracting butterflies.
When should I water my Lantana, Verbena plants? On average the ground Lantana need a good soaking twice a week. A good indicator is the leaves.
Lantana growing in containers may need to be watered more depending on the temperature.
If your Lantana is wilting, then water it but try not to get water on the leaves. The sun can burn Lantana leaves that have water on them.
The stems of your Lantana are HOLLOW so overwatering will cause your Lantana roots to rot.