The Q&A Archives: Lantana Seed Starting

Question: My Lantana has developed what seem to be seed pods on the ends of the old blooms. Is that what they are? If so when and how do I plant them?


 Lantana does set seed, so collect the seedpods and store the seeds for sowing. You can save them to start next spring, or start the seeds now. To save, make sure the seeds are completely dry, then place in an airtight container and store in a cool, dark location such as on the floor of a seldom-used closet. To germinate the seeds, soak first in warm water for 24 hours. Then sow 1/8" deep in moistened seed starting mix (or prepared outdoor garden bed). Seeds will sprout in 30-90 days when kept at 70F -75F degrees. If you're starting the seeds indoors, begin 6-8 weeks before your last frost for transplant out when the soil and air temperatures remain above 50F. Enjoy your new plants!

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