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Lantana camara 'Lemon Cream'

Lantana

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Pink, Yellow

Feature

Flowers, Aromatic foliage

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Lantana camara 'Lemon Queen'

Plant details

Shrub verbena is another name for Lantana camara, this strong smelling tropical perennial, and the tight heads of flowers closely resemble verbena in appearance. It is a popular house- and conservatory plant, either as a bushy shrub or trained as a spectacular standard, but may also be bedded outside for the summer if kept in a warm sheltered place such as a courtyard or enclosed garden. A packet of seeds will yield plants with red, orange, violet or white flowers that change colour as they age, but there are also named varieties, such as 'Lemon Cream', which must be propagated from cuttings.

Family: Verbenaceae

Genus: Lantana

Species: camara

Cultivar: Lemon Cream

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Pink, Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 100cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to plant seeds: April to May

Time to take cuttings: March to August


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