Plant Of The Month - July
MARVIN'S GARDEN CLUB
Bring birds and butterflies to your yard with the bright, multi-colored blooms of lantana. This vine-like, perennial flowering shrub in the verbena family blooms prodigiously beginning in the spring and lasts until the first frost. Grab some lantana this month at Marvin's.
PLANT OF THE MONTH
Lantana can produce up to 12,000 seeds a year from a single plant!
Lantana has been used in traditional folk remedies to treat skin conditions, stress and high blood pressure.
In the language of flowers, lantana represents rigor.
Plant lantana in open sun just after the last frost of spring.
They can tolerate most soil types, but a slightly acidic growing medium is ideal. Mulching with pine needles will give great results.
New plants need frequent watering, but once they're established, soak them once a week.
To encourage reblooming, deadhead periodically. Overgrown plants can be given new life by cutting back a third of their growth.
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