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May 6, 2017 11:03 AM CST
I am in Port O'Connor which is on the coast between Houston and Corpus. I have a butterfly garden in its 2nd year and have two groups of New Gold Lantana about 5 - 6 feet apart. A few weeks ago both lantana were doing beautifully and covered with hundreds of flowers. Now one of them has stopped flowering altogether and the leaves have become dry and brittle and some look like they have a white powder and others have yellowish spots. The other lantana is doing fine. Just not flowering as prolifically. They both get the same sun, same water, same soil, same everything. They are only about 5 feet apart. This happened last year to both of them, but happened later in the year around September. I have attached photos of the leaves, the plant as a whole, and a picture of the same plant on April 8th. I am also attaching a picture of some fertilizer an organic nursery told me to put on all my flowering plants. Any advice?

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Name: Porkpal
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May 6, 2017 1:16 PM CST
I hope someone has the answer as mine do the same thing every year - only later as you usually experience.
Name: Karen
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May 6, 2017 1:19 PM CST
I have them in Arizona and they do the same thing. They start off strong with tons of blooms and then when the real heat hits, they look pretty bad despite being on a watering drip system. I also had the purple ones do fine for years, and then die completely out and I haven't replanted them. I have no clue what the problem is with them.
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