New Gold Lantana (Lantana x hybrid ‘New Gold’) is a fast growing annual with arching stems and profuse yellow gold flowers. The foliage gives a somewhat pungent odor when brushed off or bruised. The bushes, expanding up to 4 feet and 2-feet high across, bloom with flower clusters resembling tiny bouquets. New Gold Lantana companions nicely with other sun-loving crops suitable for Sunset’s Environment Zones 810, 1224, H1 and H2 and blooms from spring through autumn.

Butterfly Garden

Invite butterflies to your companion backyard of New Gold lantana and flowering perennials, like autumn sage (Salvia greggii) and butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii). Autumn sage gives makes a colour distinction with lantana and rounded crops from 1 to 4-feet tall. With cultivars from deep-red to rose stark and pink white, the sage blooms summer through fall. The butterfly bush, another pollinator favored, wants space because of its fast-expanding, slender stems. Some branches arch up to 10-feet in a period, each branch ending with tapering cones of florets that are purplish. Use the butterfly bush as landscape corner plant or a history with sage and lantana . These sun-loving and drought-tolerant perennials attract pollinators, like butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Snip off faded blossoms to encourage more blooms.

Sunshine Backyard

Think yellow with lantana surrounded by yellow-flowered marigolds (Tagetes erecta), nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus) and gazanias (Gazania ringens). Marigolds vary from ankle -large crops to tall bloomers. Pinch off their blooms that are fading summer to inspire – . These warmth-tolerant annuals self-sow through the summer. Nasturtiums, with their big leaves, make foot crops or excellent border around lantana. They produce leaves and flowers to get a slight peppery taste for salads and garnishes and develop 1 foot-tall. Nasturtiums tolerate moisture and some shade, making them ideal for cooler places across the sun- . Plant gazania for ground cover, as these reduced-treatment crops grow 1 foot and up to 1 foot tall. Mass them around lantana to get a carpet topped by striking flowers.

Wildflower Backyard

Go with lantana. Plant it or plant a trio in a sun drenched area. Scatter a business wild flower combination across the lantana. Choose perennial or annual, depending on your own preference, and follow planting guidelines to get a full-season backyard. As the wild flowers perform their seasons out, the lantana is the heart of an everchanging flower meadow. Or plant your wild flower options, selecting like bluebonnet, California poppy, coreopsis and indigenous crops from companion wild flowers.

Considerations

Lantana provides a pungent, occasionally offensive aroma. Plant it away from places where individuals might brush against it, as the sap is irritating to skin. A lantana backyard, using many different ground-spreading and hedge-forming lantana kinds might be tempting, but lantana species are invasive. The New Gold Lantana is an exception, produced as a noninvasive cultivar.

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