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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

Sometimes called shrub verbena, Lantana camara is a strong smelling tropical perennial, bearing tight heads of flowers which closely resemble verbena. It's a popular house- and conservatory plant, grown either as a bushy shrub or trained as a standard, but it may also be grown outside for summer if kept in a warm sheltered place such as a courtyard or enclosed garden.

A standard packet of Lantana camara seeds will yield plants with red, orange, violet or white flowers that change colour as they age. Lantana camara 'Lemon Cream' has white flowers with a pretty lemon-yellow centre.

Grow Lantana camara 'Lemon Cream' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun, ideally in a container which you can move indoors or outdoors. Propagate by seed or softwood 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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