Lantana Plants


Anonymous added on July 13, 2011 | Answered

I have finally broken down and purchased my first lantana ever! I was thrilled at how much color it added to my yard! We live on the marsh and it was wonderful until they all stopped blooming and produced berries instead. I can't tell you my disappointment during my July 4th party when no one was able to see all of my hard work and fabulous (or formally) plants! The types are Bandana Cherry, Cherry Sunrise, and Ham and Eggs. Do you have any suggestions or helpful information? I have read to prune back the plant, cut all of the berries off and to just leave them be because they are shutting down their growth season. Have I made a mistake and spent an absolute fortune on a high-maintenance plant, or is there a solution? -

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Answered on July 15, 2011

You won't like this answer but deadheading lantana and preventing seeds will encourage more blooms. If there are no flowers now, I would trim the whole thing back a few inches and allow it to regrow. This is easier than trying to cut off each "branch." If your season is long enough, you may get another batch of flowers.

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