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Lantana

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: 
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
South Terrace and West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun and Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 May 4 to 2001 Nov 152002 May 6 to 2003 Nov 142004 May 3 to 2004 Nov 122005 Mar 29 to 2005 Nov 222006 May 18 to 2006 Nov 152007 May 15 to 2007 Nov 152008 Jul 11 to 2008 Nov 172009 Jul 10 to 2009 Nov 152010 May 10 to 2010 Dec 12011 May 17 to 2011 Dec 62012 May 24 to 2012 Dec 42014 Jun 16 to 2014 Nov 282015 Jun 17 to 2015 Nov 242016 Jun 17 to 2016 Nov 12
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