Mid to late April is generally the best time to plant Lantana, but with this year's mild winter and early spring, now is a great time to incorporate them into your landscape. Once temperatures warm up these plants will grow and flower abundantly.
Lantana is a heat-loving plant that should be planted in direct sunlight, receiving no fewer than four hours of sunlight a day. It can tolerate both humid and dry heat.
SOIL & MULCH
Well-drained, slightly acidic soil is the best. Mulch is not necessary but can help to control weeds during the summer. It is suggested for winter to protect plant roots from frost.
WATER & BLOOMS
Frequent water in well-drained soil is recommended to achieve maximum bloom. Lantana does not need heavy fertilizer. It can benefit from an all-purpose garden fertilizer in early spring.
The information in this post came from the LSU Ag center. For more detailed information see their publication Growing Lantana in Louisiana.
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