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Q.Lantana camara

Zone Australia | Peter Butler added on March 3, 2018 | Answered

I can’t work out from your website where you are based, but I am concerned that you are offering advice on how to grow Lantana camara when it is a major environmental weed in some parts of the world, including Australia where I am based, without mentioning that it can be very weedy in some environments. I work with Landcare, an organisation which works to rehabilitate native bushland and every weed we have to deal with is something which was introduced as a garden plant. It would be ok if you were just providing information in your local area, which may be central or south America where Lantana is a native, but when websites are available internationally, some kind of warning would be appropriate

Peter Butler

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Answered on March 4, 2018

We are based in the United States. This is not in invasive species in most of our area. It is always best to check with local laws before ordering, or planting any species of plant to be sure that it is not blacklisted in your area. There are many plants that are not allowed in many areas, but we still must give advice on how to grow them for those that are not in an area where they cause any damage. It would be very difficult to include a warning on every plant, as they all have the potential to become invasive in some part of the world.

Just be sure to consult all local laws regarding plants before considering any species.

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