Also known as
Shrub Verbena, Yellow Sage, Jamaica Mountain Sage, Cherry Pie, Kamara Lantana, Largeleaf Lantana, Wild Sage, West Indian Lantana, White-Sage, Red-Sage, Big-Sage, Lantana
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10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Common Lantana Overview
Lantana camara is a rugged evergreen shrub from the tropics, it is treated as an annual in the UK. It produces rough-textured, hairy, toothed green leaves which are toxic to livestock and possess an unpleasant aroma when crushed. Flowers are small and maybe red, yellow, white, pink or orange, dependent on the environment grown in, they are often a mixture of these colours and the blooms change colour with age, providing lasting colour. In warm, frost-free conditions, black fruits can develop and this plant will typically flower year-round.
Common problems with Common Lantana
If grown under glass.
How to harvest Common Lantana
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Common Lantana
Special features of Common Lantana
Other uses of Common Lantana
A low maintenance plant that attracts bees & butterflies it suits mixed borders and can be planted on banks and slopes as ground cover. Can also be grown in containers/tubs and hanging baskets.