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2020 Year of Lantana Growing Tips

The National Garden Bureau has declared 2020 the year of Lantana. Join the celebration by growing some in containers, flowerbeds and mixed borders.

This heat and drought tolerant plant is hardy to zone 8.  Those in colder regions grow these beauties as annuals and need to wait for the soil to warm before planting them outdoors. Gardeners in warmer regions should use sterile varieties to avoid these non-native plants becoming weeds.

Compact mounded varieties are perfect for small spaces and containers. Trailing varieties work well in hanging baskets and containers as well.

Grow lantana in full sun locations with well-draining soils. Remove spent flowers to keep the plants blooming throughout the growing season.

And enjoy the long blooming flowers and the butterflies, bees and hummingbirds that stop by to visit.

A bit more information: The National Garden Bureau is celebrating its 100th anniversary.  Their mission is to educate and inspire home gardeners through their members and the media. Members range from seed breeding companies to individual garden book authors.  Visit their website for more information to help you with your gardening efforts.

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