Lantana horrida

Latin Name: Lantana horrida
Common Name: Lantana
Mature Height (ft): 12"
Mature Width: 12"

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Low mounding.
Mulch: Inorganic or organic.

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Lantana urticoides (horrida) is a native perennial, and cold hardy for most of the state, except for areas in the Texas Panhandle. In the Panhandle, several species of Lantana are sold as summer bedding plants. Blooms prolifically summer and fall. Colors normally available are red, red and yellow, yellow, white and purple or mauve. In rare cases they may winter over. In areas south, lantana will grow into a shrub. The blue/black fruit clusters are poisonous.

Use in Garden

Useful in native and xeric gardens when a filler plant is needed for summer long color. Butterfly gardens, cactus and rock gardens. The photo is a medley of lantana species.