Lavender Swirl® Trailing Lantana

Lantana sellowiana 'Monswee'

SKU
05723
A profusion of both pure white and solid purple flowers cover this widely spreading groundcover nearly year-round! Its naturally spreading form is excellent for bank cover and erosion control. Wonderful cascading over raised beds and hanging baskets, or as a container specimen, trained into a patio tree form. Evergreen in frost-free climates.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationlan-TAY-na se-lo-ee-AH-na
LoreLantana 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, spreading 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; continue to water container plants regularly. Space 3 to 5 ft. apart as groundcover. Fertilize in spring. Remove spent flowers for a tidy appearance. Prune topiary form regularly to maintain size and shape.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

Your climate may be too cold for this plant