Lantana camara


The multi-colored flowers of Lantana have endeared it to American gardeners since at least the beginning of the nineteenth century. Late eighteenth-century Virginia gardener Lady Jean Skipwith included in her list of plants the "Prickly Lantana (house plant) very brilliant, seldom without flowers." Nurseryman Bernard McMahon in The American Gardener's Calendar, published in 1806, suggests Lantana as a greenhouse plant, to be moved outdoors in summer. Robert Buist, influential garden writer of the early ninteenth century, wrote of Lantana: "These are very handsome growing plants, and will even keep in a good green-house; but in such case will only bloom in summer."

Growth Type: Woody Shrub Color(s): Pink, White, Orange Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10 Location at Monticello: South Terrace and West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun and Partial Shade Map it:

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 4 – Nov 152004: May 3 – Nov 122005: Mar 29 – Nov 222006: May 18 – Nov 152007: May 15 – Nov 152008: Jul 11 – Nov 172009: Jul 10 – Nov 152010: May 10 – Dec 12011: May 17 – Dec 62012: May 24 – Dec 42014: Jun 16 – Nov 28