Lantana depressa var. depressa

Gold Lantana

Verbenaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
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. strigocamara.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Quality nurseries
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
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

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Birds eat the fruits and spread the seeds.

Insects:
  

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
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

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.