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"New Gold" Lantana

 

Botanical Name--Lantana camara 'New Gold'

Description--Low maintenance perennial with reduced fruit set that enables flowering until frost. Stays low making it a great groundcover or border plant. Loaded with golden-yellow flowers most of the year. Will usually freeze to the ground in the winter , however it will return in the spring. DEER WILL NOT GRAZE ON THIS PLANT. BUTTERFLIES LOVE LANTANA.

Exposure--Full Sun

Height x Width--18" H x 2' W

Water--Little water needed once established

Zones 8-11

 

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

This is an old variety of lantana and has proved very easy to grow in most situations.

 

Fertilize with Nelson's Color Star, starting right after the first pruning.

 

Pruning should be done after the last freeze, usually for us around the first week or so of March.

 

Lantana is very easy to grow in most soils. It is a cyclical bloomer so a light pruning after each cycle will increase flower show for the next cycle.

 

Severe foliar diseases can occur during periods of heavy rain and cloudcover. A prevention spray with something like Bonide Infuse or an organic product like neem oil will help keep plants healthy.

 

Some parts of this plant are poisonous and a skin irritant. If you are concerned with exposure to children and pets it is advisable to do appropriate research.

 

 

Texas Plant Answers-Lantana