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klauer
Crystal River, FL

October 17, 2007
3:23 PM

Post #4093019

I have two plants in my garden one is a lantana the other is a butterfly bush(buddleia) these two plants look very similar I was wondering if they are in the same plant family or completly different also is there away to fivide the lantana.
goofybulb
El Paso, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 18, 2007
8:20 PM

Post #4097974

Hi, Klauer!
Best suggestion is to go check the plant files here, on DG. It helped me a lot lately.
I don't have these flowers, however I looked them up for you in my encyclopedia, and this is what I found (brief version) that can help you differentiate:
Buddleia:
-loganiaceae family.
-usually fragrant
-propagate by seed in spring, semi-ripe cuttings in summer, or hardwood cuttings in fall.
-many buddleias have flower panicles that resemble the lilac flowers, rich and elongated.
Lantana:
-verbenaceae family
-somehow smaller flowers than buddleia (judging from the few pics there)
-propagate by seed in spring, or semiripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer.
From the pictures in the book, there is one Buddleia (covilei) that looks a lot like a lantana (camara) to me, and I'm talking about the panicle shape (kind of globular) and the leaf shape, however the colors are different, and I cannot say for sure that the dimensions are similar.
Hope it helps, at least for you to try and multiply your plant.
Alex the goofybulb

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