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By Nanjo

WITNEY, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone tell me if this plant grows here or do we have something similar ? I took the pic in Corfu , it was growing all around the Hotel and grew into a large shrub. The flowers were 2 shades, pink and yellow, very pretty...




It's called Lantana. We often use it for a summer bedding plant and will possibly still be around in some garden centres.
They will be killed off by frosts but would carry on living if kept in a frost free greenhouse.

Many butterfly houses use lantana as they love it for nectar.

off topic...isn't Corfu lovely...went there 2 years ago and was blown away by the scenery and plants

2 Jul, 2012


Thanks good for me then, shame tho'. Yes it was lovely, much greener than the Greek islands that I have seen before.

2 Jul, 2012


Hi Nanja,

I have been researching this plant recently and Crocus online have it for sale. Its called Latana and the variety which crocus have is called Miss Huff, I have posted the information for you from crocus, its a definite must have for me next year.

Position: full sun
Soil: freely drained or loam-based potting compost
Flowering period: May to September
Flowers: orange
Other features: all parts are toxic if eaten and contact with the foliage may irritate the skin
Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

Vibrant yellow flowerheads, which fade to orange and later take on pink hues, appear in profusion throughout the summer attracting many beneficial insects. Thriving in well drained soils, it will become drought tolerant once established and is hardy in temperatures down to -10C. Providing a mass of summer colour in the border, it is also useful for pots, where it will create a long season of interest for a sunny patio.

2 Jul, 2012


PS.... have a 3 litre pot for £8.99, crocus are selling a 9cm pot for £6.99.

2 Jul, 2012


Thanks for the info Marion, much appreciated.

2 Jul, 2012


Added to dry soil plants on goy, always see varieties of this on holiday, very pretty, shame it's a bit hazardous :(

2 Jul, 2012


I bought one yesterday and just waiting for it to be delivered Magna, so many things are hazardous which usual scare me off with having 3 cats, I put myself off a Gardenia last year for the same reason but I have now decided that most things if used incorrectly have some dangers and not to be such a wuss, my cats dont eat my plants its the slugs so hopefully they will chomp on some of these leaves lol

3 Jul, 2012


Its more mini doodle Im worried about I encourage her to touch plants and pick bits off and smell them, see how the scent changes when leaves are crushed etc....the cats can fend for themselves...I very nearly got rid of my foxgloves as they can be harmful - but changed my mind - they are too gorgeous!! x

3 Jul, 2012


You can easily grow this from seed, asI di a few years back. It is a lot cheaper than buying plants and you get lots of different colours too.

10 Jul, 2012


Thanks for your comments, maybe I will think about it for next year as this one is a

11 Jul, 2012

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