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How do Lantana do in the DC suburbs?

Posted by philipw2 7 MD/DC (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 22, 13 at 23:11

I know they will survive most winters, but will they get full enough to become points of interest.

I planted two hardy lantana in the Maryland suburbs. They get morning light. Although they are covered with typical lantan flowers, they remain so small and scrawny.

I assumed that they'd be like small hydrangea: healthy little plants with flowers. Despite the flowers, they seem quite weedy and scrawny.

Is this what lantana is like around here?

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RE: How do Lantana do in the DC suburbs?

Do you have a pic? A shrub can take a few years to establish. Sounds like you put them in last year? Morning light only is not enough for Lantana to be all it can be.

These below usually die to the ground in winter, get 6+ feet tall every year but the season is a little longer here. Not necessarily an attractively-formed plant unless manicured to be such. These haven't been touched for a couple years. I wouldn't put many, if any, in a front yard, for aesthetic reasons, and because the city sprays for mosquitoes. Since they are constantly covered with butterflies and humming birds, that would not be good. Hopefully the spray doesn't get back to where these shrubs are much, if at all. Sure doesn't kill the mosquitoes either.

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