Botanical Name: Lantana montevidensis
Common Name: Trailing Lantana  
Plant photo of: Lantana montevidensis
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall, Constant


Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Tropical


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Standard


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Erosion Control, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces, Hanging Baskets


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Miramar Nursery
Photographer: Miramar Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Lavender flowers accent the trailing growth habit of this lantana. It is excellent for spilling over walls or down banks. Eventually will reach about 2' tall by 6' wide, size controlled by pruning and severity of winter. Full sun, drought tolerant. It is a native of South America. A rapid grower. Tolerates heat, smog and poor soil. Cold hardy to mid 20s degrees F, but quick recovery if frost-bitten. Fruit poisonous. Very attractive to butterflies.
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