Lantana - anyone grow this from seed?

irish_rose_grower(z7 LI NY)February 21, 2009

I'm wondering if i get seeds and start indoors now will it bloom this year?



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Hi Maureen,
I don't see why you couldn't. I saved some seeds from a cross between two varieties and planted them at the end of April last year. Everything I had read said they were hard to grow from seed. I would agree with that. Out of a dozen seeds, I only had two sprout. Only one of those survived. It took until the end of September before I had it bloom. Here's a couple of pics of it. Give it a shot.
From Flowers From Flowers

    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 8:25PM
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Read up some more on it (google or something). One year I wanted to save some seed to try and grow my own...and I recall reading somewhere it takes 6 months from planting seed to getting the blooms. Hope I'm wrong.


    Bookmark   February 25, 2009 at 12:20AM
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I think that I got some in a seed exchange. I winter sowed them and also had terrible germination rates. Only one came up out of the bunch, and it did bloom at the end of the summer. I kept it in a pot, so that may have been part of the problem. I have more winter sown this year, but so far, nothing.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 9:05PM
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irish_rose_grower(z7 LI NY)

hi thanks for the feedback. I"m sowed my today indoors on a heat mat in a sunny south window. When it germinates I will move it to the basement under lights).

Brockthegreek - the bloom on your lantan is so beautiful. thanks for the pics.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 3:15PM
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Hi. New here, and not someone with a green thumb. But I have a spot in my yard where we can't get anything to grow. I have a pink and yellow lantana that we have actually been trying to kill off (it's crowding a young mesquite we want to succeed). For now the lantana has found a spot we'll let it be in if it will stay put. Anyway, I thought I could take the seeds from this super hardy perennial and plant them in my empty spot. It's starting to make seeds now, they are green. In the fall they turn black and look like blackberries. Is that when they are ready for planting? Do I plant the whole fruit? Should I plant it in the fall or save it for spring? How should I save it? Thanks for any advice. I live in very arid high desert mesa, and both locations are very sunny.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 7:15PM
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