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 CharacteristicsFoliage may irritate skin. All plant parts are toxic if eaten.
CareProvide full sun and fertile, moist but well-drained soil.
PropagationRoot half-hardened cuttings in summer or start seeds at 61-64°F in spring.
ProblemsWhiteflies, spider mites, virus disease, root knot nematode, stem rot, leaf spot.