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Purple Lantana Lantana montevidensis 20 Seeds USA Company

Purple Lantana Lantana montevidensis 20 Seeds USA Company

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Lantana montevidensis, commonly known as purple lantana or trailing lantana, is a species of flowering plant native to South America, particularly Uruguay and Argentina. Here's a description of its key characteristics:

Appearance: Lantana montevidensis is a low-growing, trailing or spreading perennial herbaceous plant. It typically forms dense mats or ground covers, with trailing stems that can reach lengths of up to 1 to 2 meters (3 to 6 feet). The plant has a sprawling habit, with stems that root at the nodes where they come into contact with the soil.

Leaves: The leaves of trailing lantana are oval to lanceolate in shape, with serrated margins. They are arranged oppositely along the stems and are typically dark green in color. The leaves emit a distinct, pungent odor when crushed.

Flowers: The flowers of Lantana montevidensis are small and tubular, arranged in clusters at the ends of the stems. Each flower cluster consists of numerous individual flowers that vary in color, ranging from purple to lavender, pink, or white. The flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and other pollinators.

Blooming Period: Trailing lantana typically blooms from spring to fall, producing flowers continuously throughout the growing season in warm climates. In cooler climates, flowering may slow down during the winter months.

Habitat: This species is well-adapted to a wide range of growing conditions and can be found in various habitats, including open woodlands, meadows, roadsides, and disturbed areas. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

Cultural Uses: Trailing lantana is popular in landscaping and garden design for its colorful flowers, vigorous growth habit, and drought tolerance. It is often used as a ground cover, border plant, or cascading element in hanging baskets and containers. Hardy in zones 8-10.

Growing Instructions                                                                                  

Lantana seeds have slow and irregular germination. The seeds typically take 6 to 8 weeks to germinate. Because of this long germination period, it is essential to use sterile soil mix to prevent soil-borne diseases, and water carefully to avoid rotting of the seeds themselves. The seeds need moist, well-drained soil. Lantana is easiest to grow from seed when you keep the soil consistently moist and at a steady temperature between 70 and 75 F. (21-24 C.) day and night. 1. Soak the seed in water for 24 hours. 2. Put a sterile soil mix in a pot. Use a pot that has drainage holes in the base. Put the pot on a tray. 3. Sow the seeds 1/8 inch deep. 5. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 6. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in part shade. Lantana seeds germinate better when the temperature is 70 degrees F or above. 7. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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