An excellent low-maintenance plant used as an evergreen shrub where it blooms all year long or as an annual in areas with a killing frost. Flowers come in several colors, including red, yellow, pink, orange, purple and multi-colors. Blooms all season long. Foliage is rough and green with some cultivars having variegated foliage. Very drought tolerant. 

Plant Profile
Botanical Name Lantana camara
Features An excellent low-maintenance plant used as an evergreen shrub where it blooms all year long or as an annual in areas with a killing frost. Flowers come in several colors, including red, yellow, pink, orange, purple and multi-colors. Blooms all season long. Foliage is rough and green with some cultivars having variegated foliage. Very drought tolerant.
Exposure Full sun
Hardiness Zone <a href="http://sammysplantworld.com/image/data/USDA.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no,width=450,height=453'); return false;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">USDA</span></a> Zones 8-11
Mature Size 2-3' Tall, 2-3' Wide
Genus Description Lantana is a genus of 150 species of evergreen shrubs and perennials from tropical North, Central, and South America, and South Africa, usually occurring in pine woodland and on disturbed ground. They are grown for their small, 5-lobed, salverform flowers, grouped tightly into rounded, flattened, or domed, terminal heads. Leaves are simple and toothed, often wrinkled, and borne in opposite pairs or whorls of 3. All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested, and contact with foliage may irritate skin. The camara cultivar is a variable, often prickly-stemmed shrub with ovate, finely wrinkled, strongly scented leaves, in colors ranging from white to yellow and salmon-pink to red or purple, often in combinations.
Care Tips
Cultivation Under glass, grow in soil-based potting mix in full light. During the growing season, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly; keep just moist in winter. Outdoors, grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry annually, or as necessary, in mid or late spring. Deadhead regularly if practical.
Pests and Diseases Whiteflies, spider mites, rust, virus disease, root knot nematode, stem rot, and leaf spot occur.

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