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.
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
Time to plant seeds: April to May
Time to take cuttings: March to August
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