I was blown away by Lantana Citron this summer. When I bought the plants in the spring they were scraggly-looking, but they grew rapidly and soon filled out the bed. I planted them 18" apart, but by mid-July I regretted not putting them farther apart. The plants grew full and beautiful, about 2-1/2 feet across and 18 to 24 inches tall, with loads of light lemon yellow flowers all season. It's the end of September now and they still look wonderful. I will definitely look for these again next year.
Luscious® Citron™ Lantana hybrid
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).
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Soft yellow is a versatile color in the garden and you'll find many uses for this plant in both landcapes and containers. Lantana are incredibly heat tolerant, flower all summer long, attract every kind of pollinator - bees, butterflies and hummingbirds all love it. It is in bloom even late in the season when many other flowers are calling it quits. This longevity puts it into the top tier for supporting pollinators. Beautiful, tough and durable is a hard trio to beat.Continuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:20 - 30 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:20 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Soft YellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Great in containers, combination planters 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.Luscious® Citron™ Lantana hybrid 'Ballany177' USPP 32,829, Can PBRAF
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Karen Muse, Michigan, United States, 6 weeks ago
Cute flowers, took a bit to take off, favoring the cool nights, warm days. Does very well partial sun.KATHY JOHNSON, Minnesota, United States, 9 weeks ago
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