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Hi! Ive just come back from holiday in Brittany


By Fl0ss

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi! I've just come back from holiday in Brittany (France) and brought a potted camara lantana home with me (from a proper garden centre). I thought it looked quite hardy but I may have nade a mistake! Will it grow outdoors in England (North West) as I don't have a conservatory or greenhouse!

On plant Lantana camara



As the climate there is same as here, the long dinner hour etc make it feel different, I should think it will not notice if it is in UK or France. Scroll to the bottom FLoss and see what owners of this plant say and follow up any links provided.

30 Aug, 2010


No, it certainly will not survive outdoors during winter. Lantana are used as spot bedding plants in Europe. They are shrubby members of the verbena family and are tropical in origin. They must be overwintered inside.

30 Aug, 2010


Thanks to both of you! I have no real way of keeping it indoors so I will pot it up and try it at the front of my house. I do have a passion flower around my front door which survived the last dreadful winter so perhaps it's sheltered enough. If I'm not lucky it will serve me right for being impetuous ... but it doesn't really look delicate so I thought I might have a chance!

30 Aug, 2010

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