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    Lantana 'Dallas Red'

    Our Price: $5.95
    ZONE: 9 - 11
    EXPOSURE: Full Sun
    SIZE: 24"H x 24"W
    BLOOM: Yellow, Orange, Red, Summer
    POT SIZE: 3.5" Pot

    Availability:: Order Now, Ships Fall

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    Lantana 'Dallas Red' has a great show of fiery red, orange and yellow flowers which are irresistible to hummingbirds, butterflies and other useful pollinators. The brilliant blooms tend to turn red with age, but remain constant bloomers in zones with hot climates. A relative of Vervain and Lemon Verbena, this bold variety can be very invasive and is prohibited in some states because of this tendency.

    Though a very attractive plant, 'Dallas Red' as well as many other Lantana varieties are poisonous if ingested by humans or animals. In most cases, livestock or children fall victim to the plant's toxins when garden clippings are tossed into pastures or kids are enticed by its red and orange berries. Symptoms include upset stomach, sluggishness and in severe cases, paralysis. High levels of Lantanin toxins in the plant give Lantanas their poisonous quality and handling the plant itself can cause irritation or dermatitis for people with sensitive skin or allergies.

    Oddly enough, though toxic, Lantanas have traditionally been used in some cultures in decoctions and poultices for medicinal purposes. Though not advised, they have been used to treat digestive issues and to heal snakebites and wounds.

    An exceptional plant that is long-lasting, long-blooming and so easy to grow!

    Zones: 9-11

    Size: 24"H x 24"S

    Light: Full sun

    Bloom: Red, orange, yellow, blooms in Summer

    Uses: A more compact growth habit than other varieties, 'Dallas Red' produces fiery red, orange and yellow clusters. A stunning show stopper in the garden, planting 'Dallas Red' will attract multitudes of hummingbirds and butterflies! Though toxic, some cultures have used this medicinally to treat wounds.

    Tips: A constant bloomer in hot climates, 'Dallas Red' is resistant to deer, salt, heat and drought.

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