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Lantana montevidensis 'New Gold'

  • Common Name
    New Gold Trailing Lantana
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Ground Cover
  • Size
    18" - 2'
  • Flower Color
    Bright Golden Yellow
  • Bloom Time
    • Fall
    • Summer
  • Leaves
    Medium Green
  • Evergreen
    Evergreen
  • Deer Resistant
    Rarely Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    • Attracts Beneficial Insects
    • Bees
    • Butterfly & Other Insect Nectar
    • Hummingbirds
  • Growth Rate
    Fast
  • Hardiness
    Semi-hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Erosion Control
    • Low Maintenance
    • Showy Flowers
  • Water Use
    • Low
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
    • Partial Shade
    • Shade
  • Soil Type
    Not Particular
  • Drainage
    Good Drainage
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    The montevidensis lantana is a low-growing, trailing plant. This variety has bright golden flowers that bloom from late spring into fall. Lantana is a great plant for areas that are prone to deer and rabbits because they ignore them. This variety has a reduced fruit set due to near sterility to encourage longer and more profuse blooming period.

    Plant slightly above grade in well-drained soil. While it will survive in partial shade, it does best in full sun. Add an amendment while planting to encourage blossom development. Mulch well after watering to retain soil moisture. Prune in late winter to reduce woody, leggy plants. While it is an evergreen plant in the frost free areas of Marin, it can be killed by heavy frosts.

    This is a favorite of bees, hummingbirds and bees.

    No significant pests or diseases.

  • Master Gardener Comments

    I use Lantana extensively because I have deer. They have never been eaten and are very drought tolerant. I have them on a hot, sunny hillside and some of the plants are 7 - 8 years old. Try to get the sterile varieties or those that are resistant to fruiting for a longer bloom period.

  • Varietals

    L. montevidensis 'Imperial Purple'  - trailing with royal purple flowers

    L. montevidensis 'Lemon Drop' - trailing with yellowish white flowers that are resistant to early fruiting

    L. montevidensis ' Weeping White' - trailing with white flowers