Texas Lantana

Lantana urticoides/Lantana horrida

Size

Height - 2 to 6 feet

Width - 2 to 6 feet

Sun

Full sun

Plant Type

Adapted shrubby perennial

Other common names

Shrub verbena

BLOOMING
MONTHS

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Save Water   Low water required
 
More Color   Orange and yellow flowers from spring until fall
 
 
Attract Wildlife   Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love the flowers
 
Reduce Maintenance   Cut to ground in winter to control size
 
Texas Tough    Plant absolutely thrives during our hot, dry Texas summers

Interesting Facts

This version grows big and bushy.  Blooms more profusely as temperatures reach 100 degrees.  Is larval host plant of the Painted Lady butterfly.  Black berries are enjoyed by cardinals and other native birds (although they are poisonous to other animals and humans).  Interestingly, this plant's flowers "communicate" with pollinators.  Flowers that have already been pollinated fade, while fresh flowers are a more vibrant shade.  This helps guide pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to flowers with the most nectar, all the while helping the plant reproduce itself.

Texas Lantana in Frisco