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Blooming Season: Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded, semi-trailing

Characteristics: Heat tolerant, drought tolerant

Water: Light

Fertilize: Every week

Height: 12 - 16"

Width: 12" - 14"

Exposure: Sun

General Information: 

Lantana, scientifically known as Lantana camara, is a perennial plant that is native to tropical regions. It is highly valued for its vibrant and long-lasting flower clusters, which come in a variety of colors including red, orange, yellow, and pink. Lantana is also known for its ability to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, making it a popular choice for butterfly gardens.

1. Choosing the Right Location

Lantana thrives in full sun, so it's important to choose a location in your garden that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Ensure that the soil is well-draining to prevent waterlogging, as lantana prefers slightly dry conditions. Grows equally well in containers and hanging baskets.

2. Soil Preparation

Prepare the soil by removing any weeds or debris and loosening it with a garden fork or tiller. Lantana prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH range of 6.0-7.5. If your soil is too alkaline, you can amend it with organic matter or sulfur to lower the ph.

3. Watering

While lantana is drought-tolerant once established, it's important to water newly planted lantana regularly to help it establish a strong root system. Water deeply, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.

4. Fertilizing

Apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer to your lantana plants in early spring, following the package instructions for dosage. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can result in excessive foliage growth at the expense of flowers.

5. Pests and Diseases

Lantana is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can occasionally be affected by aphids, spider mites, or powdery mildew. Monitor your plants regularly and take appropriate action if any issues arise.



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