Lantana involucrata

Wild Lantana, Wild Sage

Verbenaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Purple
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Hurricane wind resistance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Cover plant, hedge plant, screen.
Propagation:
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
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: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
Soil pH:Circum-neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Birds eat the fruits.

Insects:
  

Attracts butterflies and other pollinators (Florida wildflower Foundation) 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
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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