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Name: Alda yarbrough
Tx. (Zone 8a)
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cillay
Nov 1, 2017 8:32 AM CST
I live in zone 8 and we had a frost last nite and all the leaves of all my lantana have turned black and falling off. Will they come back in the spring or will they die? cillay
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Nov 1, 2017 8:41 AM CST
Yes, it will come back. Some upper growth will be dead but the roots at least will survive.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Nov 1, 2017 8:45 AM CST
All of mine lose their foliage in the winter and the stems(?) die. Every February, I cut all of them/it back close to the ground. They come back every year. Smiling
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 1, 2017 8:53 AM CST
Yes, it is perennial. I even had it suffer intense dryness, looking very dead, but still managed to come back to life once temps go comfortable (70F-85F) range and proper watering resumes.

On the flipside, during winter, it will lose its leaves, but our winters are milder, so it even manages some blooms. Our city trees being leafless too at this time allows whatever warmth and light to reach it so it gets to do some sporadic blooms even in winter. I prune this plant in late winter/early Spring.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Nov 1, 2017 11:08 AM CST
I planted two New Gold at the end of my driveway in 2011. The image is from September of this year.
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Name: Alda yarbrough
Tx. (Zone 8a)
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cillay
Nov 2, 2017 9:50 AM CST
I too have the yellow, solid orange, and am looking for other colors. I am trying to root s
ome of my old ones but who knows. alda
Thanks for all the info.
cillay
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Nov 2, 2017 10:41 AM CST
If you want other colors, take a look at Trailing Lavender Lantana. One of my favorites and the butterflies love it, too. Smiling

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Name: Alda yarbrough
Tx. (Zone 8a)
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cillay
Nov 3, 2017 9:12 AM CST
The trailing vine is so beautiful. Is it invasive? I have a spot that this would be just right. I'll be on the lookout for it. Is it also perennial? That is about all I use because I'm getting too old to start over each year. Thanks for all the info. cillay
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Nov 3, 2017 9:56 AM CST
My Lantanas spread rather politely and never just pop up uninvited in other areas.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Nov 3, 2017 10:21 AM CST
Alda, the Trailing Lavender is a shrub, with long slender stems. Gets full and spreads to about four feet, but it looks airy and cascades a little. And, yep, it is perennial--mine are at least five years old. The photograph above with the container shows two Lantanas. Doesn't sucker, reseed, or take over other plants that I have noticed. Any stems that do get in the way/grow over-under-around anything I want kept clear, I just cut back the Lantana in that area. They break easily, too, so if I only want to get rid of a few, say around an Iris, I don't have to go get tools.

This photograph of a young plant shows the stems a bit more clearly.
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Name: Alda yarbrough
Tx. (Zone 8a)
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cillay
Nov 4, 2017 8:35 AM CST
Thanks Debra, I'll go looking for some. Alda
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