Common lantana

  • Common lantana


Dazzling beauty

The dazzling colours of the Common lantana light up the sun-drenched landscapes of the South of France, offering a feast for the eyes. Native to tropical America, this remarkable perennial plant has adapted perfectly to the Mediterranean climate, illuminating parks, gardens and roadsides with its vibrant flowers, as well as the alleys of our beautiful four-star nature campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ®.

Lantana Camara, or Common lantana, is characterized by its clusters of multicoloured flowers that bloom throughout the year in regions with a mild climate, such as the Var area, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur. Ranging from pink to yellow, red and orange, its compact blooms offer a striking visual display that attracts butterflies and bees searching for nectar.

Easy to maintain but a bit invasive

In addition to its floral beauty, Common lantana is prized for its hardiness and ability to flourish in varied conditions. Resistant to heat and drought, it requires little upkeep and adapts easily to impoverished soils, making it a popular choice among landscapers in the South of France, as well as eco-friendly gardens where water is limited.

However, despite its many qualities, Common lantana is considered an invasive plant in some places, due to its tendency to spread rapidly and compete with native species. So, although it brings a welcome touch of colour to our gardens, it is very important to monitor its growth and limit its spread in fragile ecosystems.


Latin name :Lantana Camara
Family :Verbenaceae
Genus :Lantana
Species :camara
Color :Multi-coloured, red and yellow, pink and yellow, lilac and white
Origin :Mexico, tropical America
Foliage :Evergreen
Port :Shrub
Height :65 cm
Flowering :July-October
Common lantana

Did you know?

It is also referred to as the "Golden basket" in French