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Lantana in September

September 8 2017 at 6:38 AM
Carol Trego  (Login Imcarol)
Hummingbird Lover 2017

I grow most Lantana in pots. It's easier for me to handle that way and brings the plants up rather than low in the garden. I did see a hummer check out a spreading lavender colored Lantana that is planted in the ground. Here are a few pots of the Lantana in September 2017. I had to come up with a plan to secure the pots so they wouldn't blow over; did that with stakes and garden twine. So far, so good.

Lantana in front yard
Lantana 9.4.17 (2)

Hummer (head hiding) in Lantana and Butterfly Bush
Hummer in BB and Lantana

Lantana in pot at side yard
Pink Lantana

Carol Trego
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania USA
Zone 6b

 
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Tom
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Re: Lantana in September

September 8 2017, 9:12 AM 

Beautiful flowers, Carol. You know how to garden.

It's a continuing learning experience, isn't it?
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Ward
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Re: Lantana in September

September 8 2017, 9:35 AM 

Rube Goldberg would be proud of you. With the proper use of twine and old stakes you could probably make a rocket to the moon.

 
 
Carol Trego
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Lantana in September

September 8 2017, 9:38 AM 

Tom and all, you bet gardening is a learning experience. My garden is rustic and sturdy. I have all my garden stakes and poles in use and had to buy more this year. Many of the plants need to be propped up.

The Lantana in the pot on the side yard is Bandana Pink 'Ban x Pin09' PP20555 CPBR3999. The multicolored orange one in the front yard is Luscious Citrus Blend 'Lantana Camara'. That's what on the plastic markers.

Carol

 
 

Cathy P (Downers Grove, IL Zone 5b)
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Re: Lantana in September

September 8 2017, 10:07 AM 

Carol do yo bring you Lantana in or do you just
purchase fresh every year? I use to have it
before I even knew it was a hummingbird plant
but haven't had it in several years
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Carol Trego
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Lantana in September

September 8 2017, 6:26 PM 

Cathy,

I usually just buy new lantana plants every spring and put three 4 x 4 plants in big pots with Promix and some Osmocote Plus, slow release fertilizer.

I found a video on YouTube showing how to propagate Lantana from cuttings. Here it is in case you are interested. I might try it. The plants in the pots are too big to bring inside for the winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nE8cl6gLg0

Carol Trego
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania USA
Zone 6b

 
 
Larry-Southaven, MS USDA Zone 7B
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Re: Lantana in September

September 8 2017, 8:58 PM 

I love the red one, a beautiful lantana. Great job of growing in a pot. Thanks for posting.

 
 
Tom
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Re: Lantana in September

September 9 2017, 9:17 AM 

The Lantana Camara is invasive here in Florida. We have many growing all over the place. Many resemble the last picture you posted, Carol, the "Luscious Citrus Blend 'Lantana Camara'."

The park that I visit regularly digs them out, because they are...well I guess I'm not sure exactly why, but they do tend to spread. I like them because many pollinators like them and the birds really like their seeds. They are visited here occasionally by hummers, but the butterflies and other pollinators love them.
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Carol Trego
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Lantana in September

September 9 2017, 8:28 PM 

Hi Tom, Lantana does not winter over in south central Pennsylvania. I dead head most of the spent flowers on it too. It does like water because of the healthy root system. I really don't see that much of it in gardens around here.

Carol Trego
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania USA
Zone 6b

 
 
 
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