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Luscious® Citrus Blend Lantana camara

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
30" 30"
Height
20 - 30"
Spread
20 - 30"
  • Details

    Features

    Changing the LANDSCAPE of landscaping.

    Brilliant tones of red, orange and yellow produce a vibrant display of color; heat and drought tolerant with a light, sweet fragrance.

    Award Winner
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    20 - 30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    20 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Orange
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Bright mixture of red, orange and yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in combinations, window boxes and landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    If you are looking for a tough plant it's hard to beat lantana. Lantana are heat tolerant, use little to no supplemental water in the landscape, will tolerate less than ideal soils and usually don't need to be deadheaded. If you are looking for a plant that will thrive on neglect, lantana is the champ. Lantana come in many shapes, sizes and habits. Check size and habit information for the specific variety you are choosing to make sure it fits your needs. Lantana can be trimmed back at anytime to shape or to promote increased branching.

    In many parts of the US and Canada lantana function as an annual. In reality they are a tender perennial, in warm winter climates they become flowering shrubs.

    If you live in an area where Lantana is perennial they are essentially trouble free, they can be pruned at any time of year and usually benefit with a harder shape-up pruning in early spring after last frost date. Midsummer fertilization can help overcome any slow down in growth during the dog days of summer and help bring even more flowers.

    According to the Humane Society of America Lantana leaves can be toxic to pets. This means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.

    Lantana seed set varies considerably. If you see a lot of berries developing you may want to deadhead the plants to help with continuous blooming. If there is low berry set, deadheading shouldn't be necessary for continuous bloom. Some varieties are self-cleaning.

    An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    How do you feel about large families? Our motto is Frost alone can halt our prodigious production of petal-packed poesies. Where Lantanas really go to town is during hot weather. The hotter it gets, the more flowers we pop out. Especially the Luscious variety. Even my colors are hot.

    How do you feel about large families? Our motto is "Frost alone can halt our prodigious production of petal-packed poesies." Where Lantanas really go to town is during hot weather. The hotter it gets, the more flowers we pop out. Especially the Luscious variety. Even my colors are hot.

    These brilliant Tabasco red, flaming orange, and fire ball yellow flowers will turn that boring bed or container into a trip to Cancun during Spring Break. Heat and drought tolerant, of course, but also fragrant, annual except in zones 9 - 11, 24 - 36 inches tall. Want to hang out with the birds, bees and butterflies? Plant me, and you may end up turning that spare bedroom into an aviary slash hive slash butterfly house.

    "A Real Simple magazine - Top 10 goofproof Plant"

    Luscious® Citrus Blend Lantana camara 'Balandusbu' USPP 32,018, Can PBRAF
  • 8 Reviews

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    • Great Plant...fits in well in my garden sculpture

      frank k phelps
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This plant is lovely. I combined it with two Alyssum in a pot, and it was a winning combination. I plan on doing this one again next year. Bright and cheerful, it is a must have.

      ElsieLila
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Lantana is a favorite of mine! So easy to grow, low maintenance, can handle hot summers and the color is so pretty

      Jennifer Winship
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
    • I love this plant. My very favorite

      Dot Tucker
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Planted 3 of these in the front flower bed in a grouping for some color. They had full sun and almost no care. They thrived and filled in the whole area. So surprised by how they spread out and were so eye popping and easy to grow. I would grow them again in a heartbeat!

      Mary Parks
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Planted 3 of these in the front flower bed in a grouping for some color. They had full sun and almost no care. They thrived and filled in the whole area. So surprised by how they spread out and were so eye popping and easy to grow. I would grow them again in a heartbeat!

      Mary Parks
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Planted 3 of these in the front flower bed in a grouping for some color. They had full sun and almost no care. They thrived and filled in the whole area. So surprised by how they spread out and were so eye popping and easy to grow. I would grow them again in a heartbeat!

      Mary Parks
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Planted 3 of these in the front flower bed in a grouping for some color. They had full sun and almost no care. They thrived and filled in the whole area. So surprised by how they spread out and were so eye popping and easy to grow. I would grow them again in a heartbeat!

      Mary Parks
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
  • 20 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2019 Top Performer Dallas Arboretum
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Top Performer Oregon State University
    2018 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2018 Top Performer University of Delaware
    2018 Top Flowering Annuals for Warm Weather Mississippi State University - Poplarville
    2018 Best Overall Performance: Annual Dallas Arboretum
    2018 Top Performer University of Wisconsin
    2018 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2018 Top Performer Michigan State University
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