A Louisiana Super Plant to consider for this spring is the Bandana lantana.
The relatively new Bandana series of lantanas are the most truly mounding of all the mounding-type lantanas. Bandanas reach 18 to 24 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide – a perfect size for many landscape settings and for container gardening.
Lantanas prefer full sun, limited irrigation and well-drained landscape beds. Space individual plants 16 to 18 inches apart when you plant them.
Other strong points of the Bandana lantanas include the wide range of flower colors available in the series. Varieties include white, lemon zest, cherry, cherry sunrise, light yellow, peach, rose, pink and red. Mixes of varieties available include lemon squeeze.
Bandanas are excellent fall-blooming lantanas. While some lantanas don’t bloom well into fall, Bandanas maintain flower color until first frost in most years. Allen Owings Rick Bogren
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