I recently planted two Lantanas. They both seem to have taken to their new home well. I would like to know how to propagate them. $4 a plant is not too bad but I would like about 20 and that will get quite expensive.
I did google but got alot of conflicting info.. it is easier/better to use root hormone and stick in a pot or the ground, or root them in water? Hmm.
I can tell you how I rooted mine. I simply put the cuttings in the potting mix they would be growing in. (I use Al's 5:1:1 mix)
All of mine rooted. You may experience some wilting at first but just give them time.
I am in zone 9 and here out Lantana get quite large. I trim them back. I have one in the front landscape behind a very large boulder that is 3 years old. Lost the one before that to the big freeze. I have one in the back landscape that is its second years. One of the new multi-colored pink, purple and yellow. It died back during the winter and has come back beautifully as soon as it got hot. Until it got above 90 degrees it just sat there and did nothing. Jnette is right. It loves full sun and in her area that does not happen often. Photo taken yesterday in temperature of 108.
I usually do not trim but I will for you friend. I will try and root a couple. I think it would be to hot unless they were rooted. My sweet woodruff when it arrived had variegated leaves. Now the leaves are a solid green. What is normal.
Guess I misunderstood Sharon, I thought in your last post you said you trim your lantanas back. Don't do it just for me. Don't know about variegated Sweet Woodruff. Mine was solid green. Sure a bird didn't poop on it on the way down to you? LOL I don't know about variegated Sharon.
I had a very pretty lantana I got from my sister last year. It was creamy white with a yellow center. But it didn't last over the winter.
Jnette, I am sending you a few plants so cutting from the lantanas would not make a difference. I can trim from the bottom branches and no one would see. The plant is at the far end of the back landscape, right out the french door of the master bedroom and I see it about once a week. But when I see it, I really enjoy it and I would enjoy knowing it is your garden. I would like an exchange of the pretty purple/blue plant Lee has that you identified that your neighbor has that is invasive. Got it. If not d-mail me. Have a great 4th. I made Potato Salad which I hate to make without my mother's sweet pickle relish. I have the canning jars out, I just need to buy the ingredients. It is on my do list the week after the 7th. My daughter will be back from out of town for a week in the cool mountains so we will do the relish the week after. This is a present for the whole family, so everyone will pitch in because we have been without this wonderful relish for three years when we run out and I did not get another batch made. OK, I AM MAKING A NEW BATCH. .
Sharon, my neighbor brought me a bouquet of that purple flower,(Dave identified it as Campanula, can't remember the second word). and bright yellow Yarrow. Very pretty. I am going to look at it tomorrow and see if I can make some cuttings from the bouquet. Also, she is going to bring me some divisions so I will see that you get some. Hopefully both.
I don't really think it is that invasive. She has it in different places in her yard so she thinks it probably seeds down. I am going to have her give me some seeds also.
Sharon, are you going to include the recipe of the sweet relish? I promise I will not sneak it to your neighbor or somebody else.
Oh, BTW, I will take a picture of the bouquet she brought me tomorrow and post it.
Oh, yeah one of my lantanas is hugh and it was cut all the way back in the early spring. It is probably about 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide and will get taller. The yellow, white, and lavendar don't get as large here.
I am just so excited, it is very hard to type. My DH is looking at me like I have lost it. That would be so wonderful. I wonder what it will think when it sees the sun more than twice a month. I have a friend that grows Irises explain to me that Spring begins when you see the sun for the first time the first of the year. I told her there is very seldom a day we do not see the sun. She is from Oregon and sent me a dead flower as a joke via D-Mail..
I am done in the landscape so I am going to try propagating some of these wonderful Lantanas for you and your friends. I am finally going to set up my EZ Cloner tomorrow. It was a gift at Christmas and still in the box. But I also have to get my taxes done. I am on an extension and was ill when they were due. I am not ill now. It only takes a few hours when I get started. I just need to get started.
Jnette, thank you so very much. I will pay postage.
Saw some info on Canna on another thread where they freeze. They plant them in pots. At the end of the season, they remove them. trim off leaves, let dry for a few days and then put them in a cool place in sawdust or something that will keep them dry. Then they replant the next year. Sorry, I did not mean to kidnap your thread.
That is the way I plant my cannas and dahlias Sharon. In pots. I cannot dig them so that is the easiest way. I even am trying some dahlias in my planters on my deck railings But I have kept them pinched back so they won't get tall. I have one that is about to bloom. I am really anxious to see it.
It is about the same height as the rest of the plants in there. Petunias, verbenas, etc.
It depends on what kind of dahlias you have Josh. I used to grow those too in Seattle where I could leave them in the ground and they didn't freeze. But when they got to be about 6 inches tall I would pinch them and do that a couple of times so they would be bushy and I didn't have to stake them.
But there are a lot of different kinds and heights of dahlias Josh. Sounds like you might have a big flower coming.
What color are the lantanas Josh? I will have to get a sasbe out to you tomorrow. How long are they? That will tell me how big an envelope to make it. Thanks.
edited to add: BTW how do you get them rooted so fast?
I stick them in water, they root pretty quick. There is a piece that broke off at the base, it's about a foot long, do you want me to cut into two cuttings so it would be easier and cheap to ship? I have a couple more that are about 5-6 inches!
Well I have been goofing off all day. Had to collect rent on a couple of rentals, had my handyman, custom home builder with a new job at the moment, came and finished putting in place the shelf above my new washer and dryer. When we moved in here 9 years ago I think our Interior Designer chose the washer and dryer because they would fit in the space where she wanted them. They were totally worthless but we did not know that. We had never had a dryer before that worked well so we just thought was standard operating procedure.
Then last year we went to Maui because a very wonderful friend, as a wonderful gift, let us use their condo in Maui, rent free because of my continuing major lung problem. And in this very large condo, next to the Four Seasons, they had a stack washer and dryer. It dried wet clothes in 15 minutes. Ours took over an hour if the clothes were placed in damp. We came back with our eyes open. Tomorrow I will tell you how much it cost me to tear out cabinets to put in a new washer and dryer. Love you all and I am out of here. See you tomorrow. I have two doctors appointments tomorrow so I probably will not be on until late. Have a great day. So sorry you are all having our normal heat wave. I am being sincere because your blood is to thick.
DH had fainting spell today so I have ENT in the morning and then he has his Cardiologist. His Cardiologist is right next door but they are out of town for two weeks so we see one of his partners.
Well I did not get my EZ Cloner out of the box and tomorrow I am creamed. And so it is the same thing Wednesday but then I have nothing for a whole week. I will do that first thing right after I Murder DH. He is doing something he should not be doing and he knows it and I will know it when we get back from the cardiologist. Tomorrow evening if I am not in jail. New photo of the family in Spokane. They could not believe they would have to wear sweatshirts on the 4th of July. But they love it in Spokane.
They moved into their new home and were greeted by all their neighbors with cakes, and cookies, and offers to watch Luke while they unpacked. The neighborhood has about 10 other children the girls age and 5 babies Luke's age and they have been welcomed with open arms. That is not the norm in Las Vegas. And they can play out side until 9pm because it is not hot or dark. It gets dark here at 7:30 to 8:00 pm and still above 100 degrees..
Shame on me for not mentioning the girls. They are my son's step daughters and very lovely and smart young ladies. They are very active in soccer. Megan is 13 and Natalie is 11.
I am just waking up and getting ready to hit the road for my appointments for the day. Watch the National Evening News. If I do kill DH, I will throw him off the top of the Paris Hotel.
We are actually, maybe, have some rain storms the next week. We are going into our monsoon season. Unfortunately for Nevada and Arizona, that usually means flash flooding.
There are several different types of lantana - some are ground creepers and don't get very tall, but more spreading and mounding - some are tall and get very large and bushy. My husband's aunt who lived next door to us has had one of the multi-colored orange ones in her yard for years and it must be at least 5-6' tall and as big around. Here in our Zone 8 most overwinter ok, but some are tender perennials so we just treat them like annuals. But since they attract butterflies, I love all kinds of the lantana. I have white, lavender, multi-colored orange, and red. The pink ones have never overwintered for me here, neither have the white ones. I was told the lavender would not either, but it has come back for several years now (to my great delight!)
You can also take a sharp knife and cut at the place where several sprouts are growing. The part you cut off will already be like a small root and will continue growing more roots. Trim off the top part of the shoot you cut off so it won't have to support too many leaves. I think they grow fast.
I wanted to say that I am almost certain that the seeds are poisonous so don't let little kids or pets eat them. I just Googled for Lantana seeds and found in a site called Gardens Ablaze the following " Be careful about kids and pets eating Lantana seed, as it can be pretty toxic when overdosed (there has been one known child fatality). " I have to watch my dog who will eat almost anything. My Lantana are in the front yard and she mostly stays in the back yard.
How long do I need to let the Lantana seeds dry before harvesting them. I'll wait to plant them during my spring plantings of 2011. Any suggestions or special directions on how I should plant the seeds when the time comes?
Well, I just cut some off of a plant I have and put them directly in potting soil and then in a gallon bag. We'll see. These are lavender Sharon if you have a different color and mine root, I will trade you some. Actually, if mine root and you don't have lavender, I will send you some of these. LOL
I don't need any more lavenders. I just wanted to see if I could root them.
I have two in my EZ cloner for you and I have one out in the back landscape that you wanted that put out a baby. They have only been in the EZ cloner 3 days so I will let you know. And no, I do not need anymore of the Las Vegas Weed. LOL.