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Purple Trailing Lantana

Purple Trailing Lantana

Regular price $5.90 USD
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Plant Type: perennial
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 3-5 feet
Flower Color: purple
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Purple Trailing Lantana, scientifically known as Lantana montevidensis, is a popular perennial groundcover known for its sprawling habit and vibrant purple flowers. This species of Lantana is particularly appreciated for its ability to spread quickly, covering large areas with a dense mat of green foliage and abundant blooms. The plant is a favorite among gardeners for its drought tolerance, low maintenance requirements, and continuous flowering from spring through fall.

Growing to about 1 to 2 feet tall and spreading 3 to 5 feet wide, Purple Trailing Lantana forms a low, spreading mound that is perfect for ground cover applications, spilling over retaining walls, or cascading from containers and hanging baskets. Its small, vibrant purple flowers are highly attractive to butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, making it a valuable addition to any garden aimed at supporting local wildlife.

Adapted to full sun, Lantana montevidensis thrives in well-draining soil and is notably drought-tolerant once established, making it an excellent choice for xeriscapes and water-wise gardens. While it is robust and can withstand hot and sunny conditions, regular watering during the first growing season can help establish a deep, extensive root system.

In landscaping, Purple Trailing Lantana is often utilized for its ornamental appeal and versatility. Its trailing growth habit makes it suitable for use in hanging baskets, where it can spill over the edges beautifully, or as a vibrant ground cover in garden beds and borders. Additionally, its colorful blooms add significant visual interest to patios, decks, and outdoor living areas.

Overall, Purple Trailing Lantana is a low-maintenance and attractive plant, ideal for adding splashes of color, attracting wildlife, and creating interest in sunny garden areas. Its ease of care, adaptability to a range of growing conditions, and long blooming season make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to create vibrant and engaging garden displays.

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