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Scientific Name: Lantana camara (incl. hybrids)
Pronunciation: lan-TAY-nuh kuh-MAR-uh
Common Name: lantana
Family Name: Verbenaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Broadleaf evergreen, Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features: Leaves are very rough, sandpapery, have a strong grapefruit scent when crushed; Flower is 7cm, multi-coloured umbel looks like a pile of chiclets or very large cake sprinkles.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355, Level 4 Apprenticeship


Habit: Open, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Central America, South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Container planting, Hanging basket, Indoor plant, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google.
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Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined
Surfaces: Distinctive smell, Rugose
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Dentate

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Umbel
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Salverform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Dark-red
Flower Scent: Fragrant, Spicy
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

 
Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Black, Green
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy

 
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Green, Brown
  
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots, Prickles


Propagation: Seed, Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Medium
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Mites, Nematodes, Rust, Virus, Whitefly or psyllids
 
Location(s):
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
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