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Lantana camara

 
Lantana camara
common lantana
Lantana camara

Common name common lantana
Family verbenaceae
Life cycle tender perennial
Flowers various colors
Size 24"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, drought-tolerant

A shrub in its native tropical climates, it can be grown as a herbaceous perennial in climates where light freezes kill its top growth. On the variety we grow, flowers come in multi-colored, with reds, oranges, and yellows (photos top), but turn to all-red as the flush fades (photo right). Attractive to butterflies.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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