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Patriot Classic Passion Lantana

Lantana camara 'Patriot Classic Passion'

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Patriot Classic Passion Lantana (Lantana camara 'Patriot Classic Passion') at Satellite Garden Centre

Patriot Classic Passion Lantana flowers

Patriot Classic Passion Lantana flowers

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Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Patriot Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Ornamental Features

Patriot Classic Passion Lantana features showy cymes of purple flowers with yellow overtones and pink eyes at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall. Its tomentose pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Patriot Classic Passion Lantana is a multi-stemmed annual with a more or less rounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Patriot Classic Passion Lantana is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Patriot Classic Passion Lantana will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Patriot Classic Passion Lantana is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features