Will lantana overwinter in Sunset zone 5?

newgeneral(z8WA)September 17, 2005

I live on Camano Island, near the water. Ever since seeing the butterfly exhibit at the zoo, I've wanted some lantana in my garden. Last week I found some plants at Home Depot, so of course I decided it was 'fate' and had to get one. But will lantana survive in my garden year round? I plan to mulch it with bark. The label says that, assuming it is not killed by low temps, it will get to be a 4' by 4' bush. Does anyone have experience with lantana locally, and if so, please advise: Do I need to dig it up for winter? How big will it get in our climate?

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Mearth(z8PNW B'ham)


    Bookmark   September 17, 2005 at 11:32PM
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westgate(8b Brit.Col.)

Again, nope.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2005 at 1:32PM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

If you take it indoors.

But, they grow so rapidly, just look for 4-inch plants in spring, then plant in the ground. At that time, check with your nearby garden center to determine when they're likely to come in.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2005 at 2:56PM
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Once I had a small pot of it over winter. However the entire plant and pot was covered with sawdust. They are not a hardy plant for this zone. Joe

    Bookmark   September 18, 2005 at 6:28PM
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How about if I keep it in the garage over the winter? It is quite dark, but won't freeze....Treat it like a fuscia?

    Bookmark   September 19, 2005 at 12:00AM
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brent_in_seattle(zn8 WA)

Sometimes....but I would never count on it, much to my suprise, I have a lantana that has overwintered 2 years at a house on a bluff overlooking the Southworth ferry dock in Kitsap County. It is next to the house in sandy soil and looks terrible in the winter but is covered with blossoms tight now.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2005 at 1:36PM
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Camano is USDA 8, as is all the rest of Sunset 5.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2005 at 10:32PM
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if youy keep in a cool place dont let the roots dry out and it treat it like a fuchsia it will,mine are 4 years old and doing fine

    Bookmark   November 5, 2010 at 7:49PM
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