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Columbia SC
May 23, 2020 7:57 PM CST
I want to plant some Hostas and Lantanas together. I'm in Columbia, SC (Zone 8A). Can you tell me if the play well together?
Name: Rj
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May 23, 2020 8:31 PM CST
The only possible issue I can see is that I believe Lantana's do best in a full sun situation. Not all Hosta's will look their best in a full sun spot. Maybe the Lantana's could provide the shade for the hostas.
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Name: Big Bill
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May 24, 2020 12:52 AM CST
Lantana love full sun in order to grow and bloom properly.
Hostas like full shade to a little dappled sunlight. Hostas will burn if given too much sun so you probably do not want to grow them together. In SC, too much sun will expose the Hostas to too much heat. They won't like that either.
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Name: Luis
Hurst, TX, U.S.A. (Zone 8a)
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May 24, 2020 2:37 PM CST
I would not try to mix these two guys either. I have a lantana that likes to throw very large growth in search of the sun when sunlight conditions through the year become unfavorable and it gets too much shade.
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May 25, 2020 3:01 AM CST
Plant Marigolds instead of Hostas with your Lantanas, for the right mix.
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