Weeping Lantana, Trailing Lantana
Lantana montevidensis 'Monswee'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Species: montevidensis (mon-tay-vid-EN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Monswee
Additional cultivar information:(PP07626; aka Lavender Swirl)
Hybridized by Sweeney
Registered or introduced: 1990
Synonym:Lantana sellowiana

Category:

Groundcovers

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem 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:

Glen Avon, California

Lutz, Florida

Las Vegas, Nevada

Richmond, Texas

Weatherford, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 19, 2010, Rupeee from Riverside, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Here in Riverside CA plant blooms all year for me and is easy to control

Positive

On Apr 16, 2006, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have had this plant for 4-5 years, planted inground, full sun. Name is apt, as flowers are a swirl of lavender tones, from palest (almost white) to medium lavender. Butterflies love it.