Lavender Swirl® Trailing Lantana
Lavender Swirl® Trailing Lantana
Lantana sellowiana 'Monswee'Item #5723 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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Profusion of both pure white and solid purple flowers cover this widely spreading groundcover year round in frost-free areas! Natural form provides effective bank cover and erosion control. Wonderful cascading over raised beds and hanging baskets, or as a container specimen, trained into a clipped patio tree form. Grows as a perennial in mild winter regions; treat as an annual elsewhere.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; grows 8 to 12 in. tall, spreading 3 to 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lan-TAY-na se-lo-ee-AH-naDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; grows 8 to 12 in. tall, spreading 3 to 6 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Blooms continuously in in frost-free regions.Flower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleTropicalPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsPhormium (Phormium); Mirror Plant (Coprosma); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Cordyline (Cordyline)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. As a groundcover, space plants 3 to 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This species of Lantana is native to South America, and was reportedly discovered in Montevideo, Uruguay, and classified as L. montevidensis in 1904. The plant was also described as Lippia sellowiana in 1826 and was subsequently renamed Lantana sellowiana in honor of German botanist Friedrich Sellow. While the names are synonymous, the most widely used is the original classification, Lantana montevidensis.Lore:Lantana sellowiana is also known as L. montevidensis, named because it is native to the hills surrounding Uruguay capital city of Montevideo. A member of the Verbenacea family, it is sometimes referred to as Wild Verbena. Lantana species have been cultivated for nearly 300 years, and lore tells us it has been used for centuries longer in folk medicines; poultices for snake bites and sprains, and elixirs to treat ailments. It is said that the dried leaves burned in a glass jar are a natural mosquito repellent. However, it must be noted that the leaves and stems contain an alkaloid that is toxic to browsing animals, and the berries are poisonous. The bright, aromatic flowers of Lantana are adored by nectar-seeking wildlife, and as such are a a staple of a classic butterfly garden.
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