Lantana (Lavender) - Plant
Description for Lantana (Lavender)
In frost-free climates, it's a great perennial ground cover, as well. Lantana is a genus of about 150 species of perennial flowering plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae.
Lantana plant grows up to 24 inches tall with a spread of up to 4 feet. Plant blooms in summer to fall season.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Umbels, Coronitas, Lantana Weed, Wild Sage, Shrub Verbena, Yellow Sage, Kantutay||Lavender||Year Round||Up to 2 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Simply choose a sunny location and plant them in well-draining soil. Although these plants are tolerant of many soil conditions, lantana flowers prefer slightly acidic soil. Mulching with pine needles is an easy way to raise pH levels in areas with low acid.
|Full sun||Well-drained soil.||Moderately||20 to 40 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer during the spring and summer seasons.|
Caring for Lantana
- In warmer climates, you need not need any special winter care, though if you live in a more temperate climate, you should take care to mulch (shredded bark is best) your lantana over the winter and heavily prune in the spring.
- In colder areas, lantana should be treated as an annual, as it will not sustain itself over cold winters.
- Make sure to place it in an indoor area that gets a lot of natural sunlight.
Typical uses of Lantana
Special features: Attractive flower color
Ornamental use: Lantana plant is used as the ornamental purpose.
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