Bring home these stunning Types of Lantanas to splash a flair of vibrant colors across your garden. They are very easy to grow and drought-tolerant too!
Lantanas are some of the best plants that do well in full sun, are drought-tolerant, and thrive even if you neglect them for a long time. Here are the best Types of Lantanas for a splash of color in your garden with minimum maintenance!
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Types of Lantana
1. Trailing Lantana
Botanical Name: Lantana montevidensis
As the name suggests, this variety has a trailing growth pattern and can grow up to 12-18 inches in height. It flowers in pink, purple, and lilac shades.
2. Popcorn Lantana
Botanical Name: Lantana trifolia
Also known as lavender popcorn, it is grown for its ornamental fruit and blooms. The clustered flowers resemble a bowl of popcorn.
Note: The fruits are not edible.
3. Common Lantana
Botanical Name: Lantana camara
Native to tropical America, the plant grows in small, upright shrubs and can reach up to 3-6 feet tall. You can grow it as an annual in cold climates.
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4. Buttonsage Lantana
Botanical Name: Lantana involucrata
The plant blooms in lavender to white hues giving a striking contrast to the deep green foliage. Its crushed leaves give out a sage-like scent.
5. Horrida Lantana
Botanical Name: Lantana horrida
The plant has a strong, pungent smell and flowers profusely in vibrant shades of orange, red, purple, and yellow during summer and fall.
6. Texas Lantana
Botanical Name: Lantana urticoides
Also popular as calico bush and west Indian shrub verbena, it blooms beautiful flowers in the shades of red, yellow, and orange.
7. Desert Lantana
Botanical Name: Lantana achyranthifolia
The plant is also famous by the name Mexican Majoram, thanks to its mint-like fragrance. It grows beautiful flowers in shades of white, pink, and purple.
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Popular Lantana Vareities
8. Bandana Pink
This lovely lantana shows off small clusters of baby pink flowers that take a deeper hue, making for a gorgeous addition to any garden.
9. Bandana Cherry
The outer circle of its cherry-red flowers has orange, pink, or yellow shades. The plant looks spectacular around patios.
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10. Pot of Gold
This lantana displays bright and radiant yellow blooms and grows up to 10-14 inches tall. It is also a good choice for hanging baskets.
11. Landmark Pink Dawn
Pink dawn lantana offers flowers in a soft pink shade with a yellow center that matures to develop a pastel pink shade.
12. Silver Mound
It has a low growth pattern and offers small yellow blooms in spring that turn creamy-white by fall. A great plant to light up your patios and hedge garden.
13. Dallas Red
This new cultivar boasts lovely clusters of dark orange blooms that take a red hue with time. The plant can grow up to 3-4 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide.
Confetti showcases a multicolored flair of blossoms in yellow, pink, and magenta tones. It is a spreading variety that makes for excellent groundcovers.
15. Weeping Lantana
The Weeping Lantana produces rich purple and lavender blooms. It looks beautiful in hanging baskets as it spills over the rim of the pot.
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Another striking multicolored variety with a mounding growth pattern, the plant looks perfect as a ground cover and in hanging baskets.
17. New Gold
New Gold offers vibrant golden yellow blossoms across the season. It looks beautiful in containers, hanging baskets, and can be trained as a shrub as well.
The brilliant orange and red blooms invite bees and butterflies to the garden. It looks beautiful as a low hedge variety.
19. Patriot Rainbow
The plant offers a small height and a compact growth pattern. Its flowers change color with age reflecting a rainbow-like appearance.
20. Dove Wings
Dove Wings is a member of the Patriot series and grows up to 12-18 inches tall and 18-24 inches wide. The white to creamy blooms have yellow centers.