White Lightnin'® Trailing Lantana
Lantana sellowiana 'Monma'
|Description||A profusion of pure white flowers covers this widely spreading groundcover year round. Creates a good bank cover with excellent erosion control. Very effective cascading over raised beds and hanging baskets. Tolerates heat and drought. Evergreen in frost-free climates.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Spring and summer; longer in frost-free areas|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, spreading 3 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Hillside|
|Design Ideas||Very 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.|
|Companion Plants||Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Heliotrope (Heliotrope); Yarrow (Achillea); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Cordyline (Cordyline); Salvia (Salvia)|
|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.|
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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.