Plant Profile: Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Lantana

Do you spend the winter months thinking and planning next year’s garden? Are you looking for plant suggestions? Here’s one worthy of your consideration.


 

Lantana, this stellar garden performer, is one tough cookie. Extremely drought tolerant, easy care and no pests or disease problems, makes Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Lantana a must in the garden.

Lantana are easy to maintain. Their heat and drought tolerance means they like summer and won’t need you to supplement their water supply once they are established in the garden. Their disease and insect resistance means that insecticides and fungicides are very unlikely to be necessary. They are also not heavy feeders so an application of controlled-release fertilizer at the beginning of the season and a second one mid-summer should be all of the fertility they need.

Luscious® Citrus Blend™ doesn’t need to be deadheaded to continue to bloom all summer.

Lantana will do best in full sun, a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun a day is best.  They are great landscape plants, but certainly shouldn’t be overlooked as container plants, too.

Vital Stats

Type:  Annual

Sun/Shade:  It prefers full sun, a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun per day.

Height:  Medium, 24-36 inches

Spacing:  20-30 inches

Habit:  Mounded, Filler in combinations. Intermingles well with other plants to fill in the middle ground of a combination.

Bloom Time:  Planting to Hard Frost

Uses:  Use in landscapes and large containers.

 

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