Colorful Lantana

David’s Plant of the Week
September 9, 2006

By David Rodriguez

The lantana is a great landscape plant which is very adapted to our area, provided they are grown in a sunny location. When established, the plants are very drought tolerant, and continue to produce bright and attractive blooms in the hottest of weather. Although a tender perennial, lantana is best used as a warm season annual, replanted each spring. Butterflies and hummingbirds adore lantanas.

Some of the best varieties which are available from our local nurseries are:

If you can’t grow this plant, I can’t help you!

Remember, Learn and Have Fun!
David Rodriguez is the County Extension Agent-Horticulture for Bexar County. He represents Texas Cooperative Extension with the Texas A&M University System. For any landscape or gardening information, call the Bexar County Master Gardeners Hotline at (210) 467-6575, email questions to, or visit our County Extension website at

Special Note: Listen to live broadcast of the Home & Garden Show with David Rodriguez & Bill Rohde on WOAI 1200 AM, every Saturday morning between 8:00-11:00 a.m., and call in your gardening questions at (210) 737-1200 or 1-800-383-9624. Check it out!

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