Genus: Shrub verbena Lantana Photo/Illustration: Melissa Lucas Shrub verbena (Lantana) lan-TAN-ah 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Pink Caprice' lantana Lantana camara 'Pink Caprice' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Lantana Luscious® Berry Blend 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Supertunia® Pretty Much Picasso Lantana Pretty Much Picasso View the discussion thread.