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Purple Trailing Lantana

Lantana montevidensis

Also known as

Weeping Lantana, Wild Verbena, Pole-Cat Geranium

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Full Sun
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lantana montevidensis in Florida

Purple Trailing Lantana Overview

Lantana montevidensis is an evergreen shrub species in the verbena family, Verbenaceae. It produces dark green, oval, toothed foliage and attractive spherical flowerheads comprised of many funnel-shaped flowers with white-yellow throats and lobed purple petals. Originating from South America, this plant evolved in a subtropical climate, it flowers best in full sun and well-draining soil but may be grown in partial sun, however blooming will likely be diminished. Flowers appear year-round in frost-free climates, in more temperate regions, it is grown as an annual, flowering from spring to autumn. It may be used as groundcover and has an attractive trailing habit. It may also be grown in containers and suits planting in a cottage garden. When provided with support, it can take a climbing, vine-like habit.

Common problems with Purple Trailing Lantana

How to propagate Purple Trailing Lantana



Seed in spring.

Special features of Purple Trailing Lantana

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Pot plant

Ground cover

Other uses of Purple Trailing Lantana

Grown for their flowers.

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