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Weeping Lantana, Trailing Lantana
Lantana montevidensis 'Monma'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Species: montevidensis (mon-tay-vid-EN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Monma
Additional cultivar information:(aka White Lightnin')

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida

Deltona, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 5, 2009, yelobee from Encino, CA wrote:

We have Lantana White Lightening across out front slope facing north west. About 15' x 30'. It doesnt get enough sun so we dont get as many white flowers as we would like. It was planted about 5 years ago and has provided a good ground cover. This November, it is starting to have woody "holes" in the slope and I'm wondering if I should have the "holes" cut back . I have been reading on the net to wait until spring for that pruning. Any comments are appreciated.
email at yelobee@sbcglobal.net

Positive

On Jul 29, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This lovely white cultivar does not set seeds, so is continually in bloom in Florida.