Lantana depressa var. depressa

Photographs belong to the photographers who allow use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.

Gold Lantana


Plant Specifics

Size:2 ft tall by 5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Purple
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
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



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
USDA Zones

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.