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Wild Lantana, Wild Sage
|Size:||4-6 (10) ft tall by 2-3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms and fruits year round.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Hurricane wind resistance|
|Recommended Uses:||Cover plant, hedge plant, screen.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
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:||Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Birds eat the fruits. Occasionally attracts hummingbirds.
Attracts butterflies and other pollinators including ants and bees (IRC).
|Native Habitats:||Coastal dunes. Disturbed areas in tropical hammocks (needs light) and pine rocklands.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures