White Lightnin'® Trailing Lantana

Lantana sellowiana 'Monma'

SKU
5703
Profusion of pure white flowers covers this widely spreading groundcover year-round! Good bank cover, erosion control. Effective cascading over raised beds, hanging baskets. Tolerates heat. Full sun. Moderate grower to 8 to 12 inches tall, 3 to 6 feet wide. Cutting grown.
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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.
Design IdeasVery resilient in extreme heat, particularly reflected heat off driveways or street paving. A natural for filling sunny banks and slopes. Plant in flower and shrub beds, raised planters, along fence lines and foundations, and in parkways. Put them in pots for powerful color on a deck or patio with brightly blooming annual flowers.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, 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.
Key FeatureDrought Tolerant Color

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.

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