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Luscious® Grape Lantana montevidensis

  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
14" 2'
10" - 14"
18" - 2'
  • Details


    I can go ALL summer.

    Extremely heat tolerant; a brighter purple than Trailing Lavender.

    Award Winner
    Fragrant Foliage
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    36 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
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    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in containers, hanging baskets, window boxes and landscapes.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    If you are looking for a tough plant it's hard to beat lantana. Lantana are heat tolerant, use little to no supplemental water in the landscape, will tolerate less than ideal soils and usually don't need to be deadheaded. If you are looking for a plant that will thrive on neglect, lantana is the champ. Lantana come in many shapes, sizes and habits. Check size and habit information for the specific variety you are choosing to make sure it fits your needs. Lantana can be trimmed back at anytime to shape or to promote increased branching.

    In many parts of the US and Canada lantana function as an annual. In reality they are a tender perennial, in warm winter climates they become flowering shrubs.

    If you live in an area where Lantana is perennial they are essentially trouble free, they can be pruned at any time of year and usually benefit with a harder shape-up pruning in early spring after last frost date. Midsummer fertilization can help overcome any slow down in growth during the dog days of summer and help bring even more flowers.

    According to the Humane Society of America Lantana leaves can be toxic to pets. This means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.

    Lantana seed set varies considerably. If you see a lot of berries developing you may want to deadhead the plants to help with continuous blooming. If there is low berry set, deadheading shouldn't be necessary for continuous bloom. Some varieties are self-cleaning.

    An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    "A Real Simple magazine - Top 10 goofproof Plant"


    Luscious® Grape Lantana montevidensis 'Robpwpur' USPP 19,357, Can 3,637
  • 12 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I left an earlier review, and wanted to edit it, but can't, so I'm just leaving another separate follow-up comment. The previous review was written in late September, I think; now it is Christmas eve. While this plant still isn't what I wanted, I do have to commend it for cold hardiness ... something that lantana isn't known for. While we live in a mild area, we've had several sub-freezing nights so far this fall. Nevertheless, this plant is still blooming today. True, the leaves are now deep purple instead of green, and parts of it look scraggly, but there are just as many purple blooms as there were in September. Other lantana around it have long since turned brown.

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I'm not impressed by this plant. We planted it in the ground next to several other varieties of lantana that have done well (and we depend on lantana in our area, because they can take the heat of summer that other plants can't tolerate). Unlike the others, it grows low to the ground like a vining plant, spreading to about six feet across (so far ... the season isn't over yet), and blooms very little. There are just a few flowers here and there. The blooms have a nice color, unique to lantanas, which is why we planted it, but as I mentioned, there aren't very many. The other varieties nearby bloom profusely, so I'm pretty sure there isn't anything wrong with the location. If you are looking for a low-growing, green groundcover for a sunny area, this might be just the ticket ... but not what we wanted.

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Wasn't a great grower even in full sun. Looked nothing like the photo. Spindly and very few blooms.

      , New York
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
    • Wasn't a great grower even in full sun. Looked nothing like the photo. Spindly and very few blooms.

      , New York
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
    • Beautiful easy to grow and easy to care for plant, bloomed profusely throughout a hot, humid summer. Grew it in a pot. The branches trailed three feet filled the container beautifully, minimal maintenance required little water and did very well in average potting soil. In my area I wish I could learn how to overwinter this beautiful plant have indoor pets, though, read the leaves may be toxic to animals. Would love to know if it could be planted in the ground and protected through Kentucky winter weather.

      Von Robinson
      , 11 years ago
    • I grew this plant a few summers ago and was delighted with it. It was generous with blooms all summer long. I've never had a lantana bloom better and the color was real nice. I'd grow it again without reservations.

      sherry boston
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • A beautiful, full, mounding plant that trails over the sides of pots. Does very well in the hot afternoon sun.

      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • outstanding all summer into Fall. best yet; no deadheading. the spent flowers look like hops.

      k. stevens
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • Linda
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
  • 27 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2011 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2011 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2011 Top Performer University of Delaware
    2011 Leaders of the Pack - summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2011 Leaders of the Pack - summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2011 Top Performer Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
    2008 Best Overall Impression Oregon State University
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