DESCRIPTION: Evita Yellow Lantana features showy cymes of yellow flowers at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall. Its glossy pointy leaves remain dark green in...
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DESCRIPTION: Evita Yellow Lantana features showy cymes of yellow flowers at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall. Its glossy pointy leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

BOTANICAL NAME: Lantana 'Evita Yellow'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 30 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 25 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Cut Flower

Landscape Attributes

Evita Yellow Lantana is a multi-stemmed annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Evita Yellow Lantana is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Evita Yellow Lantana will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. 

Evita Yellow Lantana is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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