Lantana – Varieties and Information

Q: Lantana appears to be the only plant in my yard the deer will not eat. Where can I learn more about lantana?

A: Lantana is an excellent landscape plant…..and almost completely deer-proof! New varieties are introduced every year. Many are hybrids of Lantana camara. Varieties range in size from the 5′ x 5′ shrub size of ‘Miss Huff’ to the 8″ high groundcover ‘New Gold’. You’ll have to read the plant label to know its mature size. Most are not winter hardy and must be replanted each year. The exception is ‘Miss Huff’, which dies back to the ground but reliably resprouts from that point each spring.