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White Lightnin'® Trailing Lantana

Lantana sellowiana 'Monma'

Pronunciation: lan-TAY-na se-lo-ee-AH-na
SKU #05703
9-11

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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full sun
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Heliotrope (Heliotrope); Yarrow (Achillea); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Cordyline (Cordyline); Salvia (Salvia)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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.