Lantana Dallas Red

Lantana Dallas Red


Description: Lantana 'Dallas Red' is known for its vibrant red flowers that bloom profusely throughout the warm months of the year. The flowers are arranged in dense clusters atop sturdy stems, creating a showy display of color. Each cluster consists of numerous small tubular flowers that attract pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. The foliage of 'Dallas Red' Lantana is typically dark green and has a slightly serrated edge, providing a complementary backdrop to the bright blooms.

Size: 'Dallas Red' Lantana plants are typically medium-sized shrubs, reaching heights of 2 to 4 feet (0.6 to 1.2 meters) and spreads of 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters) at maturity. However, the size of individual plants may vary depending on growing conditions, pruning, and care. With its compact, bushy growth habit, 'Dallas Red' Lantana forms a dense and rounded shrub that is well-suited to garden beds, borders, and containers.

Best Growing Zones: Lantana 'Dallas Red' is native to tropical and subtropical regions and thrives in warm, sunny climates. It is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 through 11, where temperatures rarely drop below 10°F (-12°C). In cooler climates, 'Dallas Red' Lantana can be grown as an annual or overwintered indoors. It prefers full sun to partial shade and requires protection from strong winds and frost.

Soil and Sun Requirements: 'Dallas Red' Lantana prefers well-drained, fertile soil with good moisture retention. It thrives in full sun, receiving at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Adequate sunlight is essential for promoting vigorous growth and abundant flowering. 'Dallas Red' Lantana can tolerate partial shade, especially during the hottest part of the day, but prolonged shade may reduce flowering and overall vigor.

Watering: 'Dallas Red' Lantana has moderate water needs and prefers evenly moist soil. Water deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Avoid overwatering, as soggy soil can lead to root rot and other problems. Mulching around the base of the plant can help conserve soil moisture and regulate soil temperature, especially during hot and dry periods.

Maintenance: 'Dallas Red' Lantana is relatively low-maintenance and requires minimal care to thrive. Prune as needed to maintain the desired shape and size, removing any dead, damaged, or leggy growth. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to promote continuous blooming throughout the growing season. Fertilize 'Dallas Red' Lantana with a balanced fertilizer in spring to encourage healthy growth and flowering.

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