Lantana (Variegated Red) - Plant
Description for Lantana (Variegated Red)
In frost-free climates, it s a great perennial ground cover, as well. Lantana is a genus of about 150 species of perennial flowering plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae.
They are native to tropical regions of the Americas and Africa but exist as an introduced species in numerous areas, especially in the Australian-Pacific region.
Lantana shrubs are native of the warmer regions of the American continent, thriving best in warm and sunny environments, though this plant can be treated as an annual in colder locales.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Umbels,coronitas, Lantana Weed, Wild Sage, Shrub Verbena, Yellow Sage, Kantutay||Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink and Purple, White and pastel.||Year Round||1.5 to 2 feet||Moderately easy|
Planting and care
|Full sun.||Well-drained soil.||You ll need to water your lantana a lot when you first plant, keeping soil moist on a consistent basis about twice a week for the first two months.||Required warm temperatures||Use any organic fertilizer during the spring and summer seasons|
Caring for Lantana
- In warmer climates, you need not need any special winter care, though if you live in a more temperate climate, you should take care to mulch (shredded bark is best) your lantana over the winter and heavily prune in the spring.
- In colder areas, lantana should be treated as an annual, as it will not sustain itself over cold winters.
- Make sure to place it in an indoor area that gets a lot of natural sunlight.
Typical uses of Lantana
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: NA
Medicinal use: Lantana has also been used in traditional herbal medicines for treating a variety of ailments, including cancer, skin itches, leprosey, rabies, chicken pox, measles, asthma and ulcersNote: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.