Botanical Name: Lantana montevidensis
Common Name: Trailing Lantana  
Plant photo of: Lantana montevidensis
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall, Constant


Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Tropical


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Standard


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Erosion Control, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces, Hanging Baskets


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Kathleen Moore
Photographer: Miramar Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Evergreen ground cover grows quickly to 2' x 3'. Leaves are medium green and flowers are lavender to white. Blooms year-round in frost free weather. Excellent for spilling over walls or down banks. Full sun. Very attractive to butterflies. Native of South America.
Frost tolerant to 28 F. Look for varieties with different growth habits and flower color.