Lantana camara 'Lemon Cream'

Lantana camara 'Lemon Cream'

Vervain

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lantana camara 'Lemon Cream'
  • Common name: Vervain
  • Plant type: Shrub

Height: 1m

Spread: 1m

Flower colours:
  • Pink
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Aromatic foliage, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Take cuttings
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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