Lantana depressa

gold lantana

Verbenaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2 ft    Width: 5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color      purple
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Small, low-growing border plant, specimen plant in a flower garden. Fairly slow growing. Flowers range from bright yellow to white with a yellow center -- never becoming multicolored with age.
Propagation: Stem cuttings and seed. It is perhaps best to use cuttings to avoid the potential of establishing hybrids with L. camara.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: prefers calcareous

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Pine rockland. On limestone. Vacant lots.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: This is a rare South Florida native that has entered the nursery trade. A major concern is hybridization with Lantana camara, a multicolored invasive exotic. Further confusion arises due to reclassification of several regionally local subspecies from L. depressa as native subspecies of L. camara - none of the natives are invasive. Due to the potential hybridization, it is best to acquire L. depress var. depressa only, and it is best to acquire it from a native plant nursery, not a big box store.