Plant of the month: Trailing Lantana

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Rusty Thompson on May 20th, 2021

The trailing Lantana is a popular groundcover prized for its masses of beautiful lavender flowers that appear almost year-round. Wonderful for cascading over raised beds and hanging baskets, or as a container plant. This plant is excellent for erosion control on sunny hillsides and slopes a perfect addition to your Gainesville Landscape.

Water your newly planted trailing lantana enough to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. Once established, the plants tolerate drought and only require occasional watering. Water plants once a week, if they do not receive at least 1 inch of rainfall weekly.

Lantana flowers have such a potent effect against mosquitoes they are a perfect addition to your outdoor living space. Both the native and non-native species are pollinator-friendly. As a bonus Butterflies and bees are strongly attracted to lantana plants. You will not find a flower that is better at attracting these fluttering beauties. They will flit around a bush for hours, sucking up nectar and putting on a spectacular show.

Overgrown plants can be pruned back to about a third of their height (and spread if necessary). You can also lightly trim lantana plants periodically throughout the season to stimulate new growth and encourage flowering. This is usually done by trimming lantana tips back about one to three inches

This plant is a perfect choice for a low-maintenance landscape.

If youโ€™re looking to add this Gainesville Landscape Plant into your yard, please fill out the form above or contact us at (352) 378-5296.


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