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Lantana spp.   (lan-TAN-ah)

Perennial         Sun      Height 1- 3 feet   Spread 2-4 feet       Spacing 12- 18 inches


HABIT:           Bushy growth all summer with flowers of yellow, white, orange, pink, blue, and purple. Trailing varieties are available. Some of the tough varieties will return each year.

CULTURE:    Easy to grow in any well-drained soil, likes good bed preparation. Drought tolerant. Regular fertilization will create more blooms.

USES:             Summer color, pots, hanging baskets, attracts hummingbirds.

PROBLEMS:  Whiteflies, but no big deal. Gets woody with age.

NOTES:          Berries are poisonous. Plant in spring. Native Texas lantana is L. horrida.


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