One of the most heat-tolerant and dependable summer flowers, lantana is a woody annual that is also perennial in zones 8, 9, and 10. The plants are great in hanging baskets, window boxes, containers, and in the ground. Plant them in flower beds for a spot of color, or use them in mass as a flowering summer ground cover. This is an excellent plant to attract butterflies to your garden or deck. Its ability to stand heat and salt make it a good choice for the beach, too.
Lantana grows in poor soil and full sun, so it a good choice in hot places by the driveway, the street, or in a sunny patio pot. Plant after the last frost in spring in well-drained soil and feed with a timed-release fertilizer when you plant. Although very drought tolerant and forgiving, lantana will grow fastest and bloom best if you keep the soil moist. Plants need little care other than a light snipping back if you want to control their size.
Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.
- Type Annual
- Light Full sun
- Plant spacing 18 to 36 inches apart
- Plant size 12 to 24 inches tall
Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.
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