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Lantana montevidensis, Lantana sellowiana, Trailing lantana

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Lantana montevidensis, Lantana sellowiana

Trailing lantana
Family: Verbenaceae
Origin: South America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

It was an early introduction elsewhere in the tropical world, where it soon escaped the confines of gardens and became a weed. Another variety L. sellowiana is also a trailing lantana with purple flowers, used as a ground cover. In Thailand, several colors are sometimes grafted onto a single trunk and the result trained into a standard. Lantana always prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Propagation is by air-layering or from woody cuttings.

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