Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, sun loving- gorgeous, butterfly attracting- tough, disease resistant plant.
If you have a spot in full sun (even 8-10 hours) plant this gorgeous gal, water every once in a while till it is established- (maybe once every 2-3 weeks unless there is rain- then none at all) and watch amazed at how this plant thrives in the humid and hot southern summers.
I just picked up 3 more lantana plants this year, they have some lower growing varieties too- and there is now purple and white blooms as well as the more traditional orange, yellow, and red.
The surest way to kill lantana- over-water it– does not like wet feet- does not like too much water- make sure it is a well-drained site.
For those of you new to Lantana, here is a run-through of several of the more popular cultivators.
Lantana Camala- purple variety– I think this is typically low growing…
lantana camara ‘Dallas Red’,
lantana camara ‘Gold Mound’,
lantana camara ‘Confetti’
lantana ‘New Gold’,
Texas Lantana (lantana horrida),
Lantana camara ‘Miss Huff’,
Hope this helps as you decide which lantana cultivator to get for your yard, just keep in mind- lantana likes the hot, humid southern areas- it may not be a perennial in your area. Make sure to check that out before purchasing the plant.