A rugged tropical shrub, Lantana is extremely easy to grow. A butterfly and hummingbird favorite, Lantana thrives in hot weather and blooms profusely until frost.
Perennial in zones 8 to 11, a few cultivars are reliably perennial in zones 7 and 8. Plant in the ground or in containers, at least 2 weeks after any frost danger. After winter dormancy, new growth typically does not reemerge until mid spring.
Growth rate is usually rapid to extremely vigorous. Some cultivars are bushy mounds that could reach 5 to 6 feet tall; others might be 1 foot tall and 4 feet wide, or more compact.
Tolerant of all well drained soil and salt, low water requirements make lantana perfect for xeriscapes, containers and hanging baskets. Utilize in annual or perennial, full sun flowerbeds or containers.
Use as a groundcover in mass plantings and banks, in containers and baskets, or even as a hedge. A very versatile plant, plus it is a butterfly and hummingbird magnet. Deer and rabbit resistant. Plant in the spring and water as needed during the first growing season, thereafter it is considered heat and drought tolerant.