Lantana depressa var. depressa
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|Size:||2 ft tall by 5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|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. strigocamara.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Quality nurseries|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil or other substrate:||Lime rock, Sand|
|Soil pH:||Prefers calcareous|
Birds eat the fruits and spread the seeds.
May be pollinated by butterflies during the day and by moths at night (Osorio 2012). Also visited by bees.
|Native Habitats:||Pine rockland. On limestone. Vacant lots.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||This is a rare South Florida native that has entered the nursery trade. A major concern is hybridization with Lantana strigocamara, a multicolored invasive exotic. 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.|