lan·​ta·​na | \ lan-ˈtä-nə How to pronounce lantana (audio) \

Definition of lantana

: any of a genus (Lantana) of tropical shrubs or perennial herbs of the vervain family with showy heads of small bright flowers

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Recent Examples on the Web Four best-in-class performers — carnation (Dianthus), African daisy (Osteospermum and Arctotis) and trailing lantana — are perfect choices for water-wise ground covers. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sep. 2021 Trained into a tall tree shape, lantana can live a long, pleasant life in a deep pot, with full to partial sun and weekly watering. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 12 Feb. 2020 Who Came to Tea to local schoolchildren while sitting among life-size lantana elephant statues, per People. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 July 2021 Brighten up your outdoor spaces this summer by planting coneflowers, calamint, rudbeckia, coleus and lantana, or opt to plan a container garden. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 14 July 2021 Last week, Camilla combined her support of the project with another one of her key focuses — literacy — by reading The Tiger Who Came to Tea to schoolchildren in St. James Park, where life-size lantana elephant statues are also on display. Stephanie Petit,, 29 June 2021 Continue to plant summer color such as lantana and pentas, but add fall color plants like asters, celosia, cosmos, marigolds, morning glory, Joseph’s coat, ornamental grasses, Mexican bush sage and zinnias. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 28 June 2021 Other guides include azalea, redbud, Lenten rose, peony, elephant ear, coleus, lantana, coneflower and savory calamint. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 7 June 2021 Check your state’s invasive plant lists before deciding to use lantana. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 24 May 2021

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First Known Use of lantana

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lantana

New Latin, from Italian dialect, viburnum

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“Lantana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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