WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
Lantana should be set outside 2 weeks after last frost date, as it resents cold soils.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Heat and humidity-loving lantana thrives in the well-drained soil of containers and carpets the ground with rich green foliage and an abundance of butterfly-attracting flowers. However, it can be invasive when grown as a groundcover in areas where it is perennial. Pinch when setting out to encourage branching. Deadhead developing seed heads throughout summer and fertilize with low nitrogen flower fertilizer midseason for continued full bloom. A good choice for beachfront plantings, as they tolerate salt. Caution: Mild toxic effects may occur if berries are ingested.
Allow soil to nearly dry between waterings, but never dry out or allow to remain in saturated soils.
Slightly acidic to slightly alkaline.
Lantana tolerates poor soil conditions, apply an inch or two of compost or time release formulation when planting. Too much fertilizer may decrease blooming, however container grown plants can be fertilized twice a season with a time-release formula or once a month with a liquid fertilizer.
Diseases & Pests:
Whiteflies, spider mites and thrips can be pests of lantanas. Control by spraying with insecticidal soap.