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Gold Lantana, Lantana camara.

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Gold Lantana, Lantana camara. Also called: Miss Huff, Spanish Flag, West Indian Lantana, Lantana, Shrub Verbena, Lantana aculeata, Lantana armata, Lantana mista. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
Gold Lantana, Lantana camara.
Gold Lantana, Lantana camara. Also called: Miss Huff, Spanish Flag, West Indian Lantana, Lantana, Shrub Verbena, Lantana aculeata, Lantana armata, Lantana mista. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.Gold Lantana, Lantana camara. Also called: Miss Huff, Spanish Flag, West Indian Lantana, Lantana, Shrub Verbena, Lantana aculeata, Lantana armata, Lantana mista. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
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Lantana camara, Verbena or Vervain Family: ( Verbenaceae ), Gold Lantana. Also called: Miss Huff, Spanish Flag, West Indian Lantana, Lantana, Shrub Verbena, Lantana aculeata, Lantana armata, Lantana mista.

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There are over 100 subspecies of Lantana. Gold lantana has become the most popular landscaping plant in Arizona and the USA. During cold weather Lantana will appear not to be growing but will come back in warm weather.

In general all Lantana's are extremely easy to grow requiring little attention and they are seldom bothered by pests or disease. They has low water requirements and can be used in xeriscapes and can handle the heat growing in containers and hanging baskets under sunny conditions. Lantana is a favorite species for butterflies and non-invasive lantanas should be a part of any butterfly garden.

However, it is considered among the world's worst 100 Invasive Species. It naturally occurs in agricultural areas, coastland, disturbed areas, natural forest, planted forests, range/grasslands, riparian zones, scrub/shrublands, urban areas, wetlands

It causes decreased productivity in pastures and it poisons cattle. It also invades disturbed natural ecosystems.

However, it is an ideal Xeriscape Landscape Plant in Arizona.


Quick Notes:

Height: Up To about 28 inches tall and about 48 inches wide. Most from the nursary are about 8 inches to 10 inches in height.

Stalk: Woody when old, the sprawling stems are covered with rough hairs and emit an unpleasant aroma when crushed.

Flowers: The gold Yellow, small flowers are held in clusters (called umbels) that are typically 1 - 2 inches across.

Flowering Time: Late February - December.

Seeds: The seeds are almost circular, 1/2 inch or slightly more in diameter, brown to reddish brown, flattened, irregularly angled, with a finely pitted surface.

Leaves: Leaves are covered with rough hairs and emit an unpleasant aroma when crushed. They are simple, ovate or ovate-oblong, acute or subacute, crenate-serrate, rugose above, scabrid on both sides.

Found: Native to Mexico, Central America, the Greater Antilles, The Bahamas, Colombia, and Venezuela. Native to the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the United States. The USDA claims it is native to the USA (AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TX, UT), USA+ (PR, VI).

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Elevation: 0 - 4,900 Feet.

Habitat: Well drained soil is preferred. Lantana is very drought resistant. This tropical plant is killed back to the ground at 28 F but will grow back from the roots when warm weather returns.

Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken March 24, 2003. Glendale, Arizona..

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