Genus: Shrub verbena

Lantana

Photo/Illustration: 
Melissa Lucas
Shrub verbena (Lantana)
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Verbenaceae
These evergreen shrubs and perennials hail from tropical areas of the Americas and South Africa. They are loved for their heads of 5-lobed, often colorful flowers. They have a scrambling growth habit. Use Lantana as bedding, in a border, as groundcover, or in containers.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Foliage may irritate skin. All plant parts are toxic if eaten.
Care:  Provide full sun and fertile, moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: 

Root half-hardened cuttings in summer or start seeds at 61-64°F in spring.

Problems: 

Whiteflies, spider mites, virus disease, root knot nematode, stem rot, leaf spot.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Lantana

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'Pink Caprice' lantana
Lantana camara 'Pink Caprice'
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Lantana Luscious® Berry Blend
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Supertunia® Pretty Much Picasso
Lantana Pretty Much Picasso