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Lantana camara

Butterfly Nectar Source
Giant Swallowtail
American Painted Lady
Gulf Fritillary
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Gulf Fritillary
Viceroy nectaring
on seed pulp covering
Common Names: Lantana

Botanical Name: Lantana camara

Plant type: Perennial shrub in zones 8-11
Annual in all other zones

Zone: 8-11

Light: Sun to partial shade; blooms best in sun

Size: 3' high, 2' wide

Water: Drought-tolerant

Soil: Grows in almost any soil

Propagation: Cuttings, seed

Bloom: Pale to bright yellow, red, orange, lavender, pink, white, and purple

Note: All parts of plant is poisonous

Note: Pulp surrounding seed is used for nectar by butterflies who prefer fruit over nectar