Lantana from seed blooming -- Miss Huff?
I got seeds labled lantana 'Miss Huff' in a seed trade and started them in February. Six of my seven seedlings are blooming. The first ones started around the first of July. After I started them, I read that Lantana doesn't usually bloom the first year if started from seed, so I was pretty excited to get to see some flowers.
All six plants look exactly the same in color and form. The flowers are a mix of pink and yellow.
I'm wondering if you think they really are Miss Huff seedlings.
Miss Huff is supposedly hardier than other lantanas so I want to try putting a bunch of straw around them this winter and see if they return in the spring. I know it's not likely unless we have an unusually warm winter like last year but thought it would be worth a try.
I'm in zone 6 but able to grow some zone 7 plants here because it doesn't stay cold very long when our temps do bottom out.
Has anyone ever gotten seedlings from Miss Huff to compare? I think it's supposed to be a sterile variety so that makes me wonder if it's a hybrid of some sort. Maybe it does produce a few seeds ???