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Purple-lantana

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Interesting Facts

Foliage can irritate the skin upon contact and cause stomach upset if ingested.

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Purple Lantana   (Lantana montevidensis)

Trailing Lantana
Weeping Lantana

This is the spreading type of Lantana that makes incredibly long blooming ground covers.  An impressive display for us to enjoy along with the hummingbirds and butterflies.  Look for this to achieve about 2' high and spread to about 4' wide.

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Plant Types: Perennial, Shrub
Light: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 2 feet to 3 feet
Width: 6 feet to 10 feet
Zones: 8b to 11b
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Seasons: Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall, Early winter, Mid winter, Late winter
Leaf Color: Green
Special Features: All or parts of this plant are poisonous, Attractive foliage, Attracts birds, Deer resistant, Fragrant foliage, Naturalizing, Not North American native
Shape: Spreading or horizontal
Fertilizer: Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food
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Plant Care
Planting:

Sow seeds in spring. Can also propagate with semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Plant Growth:

Evergreen shrub to 6 or more feet. Fast growing. Light frosts keep plant in check, but heavy frost may damage or kill the plants. Good for attracting butterflies. Spreading kinds are good for ground covers. Grows best in full sun.

Blooming:

Yellow to red or white flowers in 1-2 inch clusters when no frost is present.

Soil and Irrigation:

Moderate water. Needs well-draining soil that is kept moist and fertile.

Fertilization:

Implement a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month during the growing period.

Pruning:

Annually, in mid to late spring, trim shoots that are ruining symmetry. Deadhead if necessary. Plants grown indoors may require extensive pruning in late winter.

Pests:

Whiteflies, spider mites, and root knot nematode. Other problems include rust, stem rot, leaf spot, and virus disease.