How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Lantana—Lantana spp.
Family Verbenaceae (Verbena family)

Plant Identification

Lantana is a fast-growing evergreen shrub.  Leaves have rough or toothed edges.  Flowers form in clusters and come in many different colors including white, red, yellow, orange, and purple. 

Optimum conditions for growth

Lantana is often grown as ground cover or in pots, raised beds, hanging baskets, or window boxes.  It does well in areas with full sun and requires moderate amounts of water.  Plants may be killed by heavy freezes.  Prune to remove dead wood.  Don’t apply too much fertilizer or water or bloom may be decreased. 

Leaves and blossoms
Lantana leaves and blossoms

Pests and disorders of Lantana spp.



Environmental disorders



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