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Plant of the Week: Miss Huff Lantana

If you're looking for showy summer color, Miss Huff Lantana is the way to go! This remarkably hardy perennial is an unparalleled source of quick foliage and flowers in Hampton Roads.

This easy-to-grow perennial boasts vibrant yellow, pink & orange blooms and loves the summer heat! You simply can't beat lantana for summer-long blooms and heat tolerance. It's colorful blooms attract more than just the eye... they will surely bring loads of butterflies to your yard. We recommend putting this in the ground and reserving 8-10 inches for it to grow. This is a fast grower, reaching up to 5 feet at peak season. If you need a very fast grower to fill in a young landscape, or as a make-over plant. Miss Huff has proven to be very resilient in extreme heat, particularly reflected heat off driveways or street paving. It's also a natural for filling sunny banks and slopes. Plant in flower and shrub beds, raised planters, along fence lines and foundations, and in parkways. Put them in pots for powerful color on a deck or patio with brightly blooming annual flowers. With its orange and pink flowers, this Lantana is stunning in tropically inspired gardens! Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins next spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually in the spring to shape.

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