New Latin Lantanagenus namefrom Italian dialectal lantanawayfaring tree, viburnumperhaps from Vulgar Latin lentāgō*lentāgin-from Latin lentuslight, flexible
Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum Lantana) - One of the two kinds native of Britain, and frequent in hedgerows and copses, especially in chalk or limestone soils.
In England, the following species are confined or almost confined to calcareous soils: A splenium Ruta-muraria, Melica nutans, Carex digitata, Aceras anthropophora, Ophrys ap~ifera, Thalictrum minus, Helianthemum Chamaecislus, Viola hirta, Linum perenne, Geranium lucidum, Hippocrepis comosa, Potentiila verna, Viburnum Lantana, Galium asperum (= G.
Lantana is a large flowering perennial that produces blooms in varying shades of red, orange, yellow, and white.
Petunias and lantana also add beautiful flowers and some cascade over the edges of the pot.