|Description||A popular groundcover prized for its masses of beautiful lavender flowers that appear almost year-round on a naturally low, spreading form. Wonderful cascading over raised beds and hanging baskets, or as a container specimen. Excellent for erosion control on sunny hillsides and slopes. Evergreen in frost-free climates.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Spring and summer; longer in frost-free areas|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, spreading 3 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Hillside|
|Design Ideas||Low and wide, trailing Lantana covers the ground quickly and in a blaze of color. Lavender flowers are perfect for dangling off the edges of pots and hanging baskets. Makes a perfect filler for young gardens the first season before large plants mature. Excellent choice for hot zones along streets and driveways, on sun-drenched slopes and embankments that need quick color. Great for covering curbs, retaining walls and utilities boxes.|
|Companion Plants||Salvia (Salvia); Heliotrope (Heliotrope); Cordyline (Cordyline); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Hibiscus (Hibiscus)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.