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Lantana montevidensis (Purple Trailing Lantana)

Lantana montevidensis
Trailing Lantana, Purple Trailing Lantana, Lantana sellowiana, Pole-Cat Geranium, Weeping Lantana, Wild Verbena

This tough native of South America quickly forms a low mounding groundcover with dark green, aromatic, rough-textured foliage. Clusters of lavender flowers cover the plant in the warm months, followed by toxic blue berries. This plant tolerates full sun, reflected heat, smog, poor soil and drought. Cut back frost-damaged foliage in the spring. Control whiteflies as needed.

Plant Type Perennial, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Purple
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Fast
Height 1' - 2' (ft)
Spread 3' - 5' (ft)
Spacing 5' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fragrant, Fruit & Berries, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Walls and Fences
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Salt
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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