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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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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 and summer; longer in frost-free areas
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hillside, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.
Companion PlantsPhormium (Phormium); Mirror Plant (Coprosma); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Cordyline (Cordyline)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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