Tolerant of most soil types, lantana needs full sun and well-draining soil. Newer cultivars are compact, covered with flowers from spring through fall, and many don't produce seeds.
Plant breeders continue to produce new flower colors and combinations of colors.
Deep red flower clusters are sparked by a few central yellow flowers in "American Red," a bush lantana that is 4 to 6 feet tall and wide.
"Patriot Marc Cathey" grows to 5 feet tall with white flowers, each with a lemon-yellow center.
A small-growing cultivar 12 inches tall by 24 inches wide, "Patriot Popcorn" has a mix of white and yellow flowers.
"Patriot Honeylove" has a slightly mounded form with weeping branches, suitable for trailing over a container or planter edge, and grows 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide.
A flower that shows medium orange on newly opened flowers and red-orange on older flowers, "Spreading Sunset" (Lantana x "Monet") is 2 to 3 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide.
They are not intended to be a navigational aide for boating or entry in and out of the inlets.