It is HOT this summer, but luckily lantana knows how to handle the heat! If there are areas of your garden that get unyielding sun, lantana could be just what you need. Springtime plants are in full bloom now, and you can expect bright, colorful flowers throughout the summer. With both annual and perennial varieties of lantana, there’s certainly something that will fit your garden’s needs. Keep reading to learn more about lantana and how to grow it this season!
Lantana thrives in heat and full sun, so make sure to choose an area of your garden that will give it the warmth it needs. Too much moisture can cause mildew and other diseases, so the dryer, the better!
These bright, tie-dye flowers aren’t picky about their soil and can grow well in most types as long as it’s well drained.
You still have plenty of time to plant your lantana if you haven’t started yet. If you are planting them now in the heat of the summer, make sure to water them every day until their roots are established. Lantana is incredibly low maintenance, so after its roots are established, it won’t need much supplemental watering.
Consider fertilizing lantana a couple of times a month while it’s blooming. If you have one of a perennial variety, allow it to rest in the winter when dormant—fertilizing can cause stress to the plant during this time.
Deadheading as well as pruning dead and overgrown branches are great for promoting fresh growth.If you’re in an area that experiences frosts in the winter, bring your lantana inside before the cold weather hits.
Lantana’s annual variety come in all colors—white, purple, yellow, orange, red, and pink! Some of GSCO’s favorite colors of the perennial variety are Pink Huff (pink and yellow), Miss Huff (red, orange and yellow) and the Chapel Hill (yellow).
Are you looking for a colorful addition to your dry, sunny garden? Stop by GSCO + let us help you pick the perfect lantana to bring your garden to life!