Joan Gillen
Joan Gillen
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  • Fort Worth, TX
Asked on Aug 6, 2012

Lantana

Joan GillenWalter ReevesDouglas Hunt
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I live in North Texas and my Lantana has not flowered at all this year. It's grown in the same sunny spot for years with no problems. Any suggestions?
5 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 6, 2012

    The most common reason for that would be drought. Has anything about your watering changed?

  • Joan Gillen
    on Aug 6, 2012

    No. They are usually very drought tolerant. This summer has been a little milder than last year. One friend suggested cutting them back but I'm hesitant to do that at this time of year.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 6, 2012

    I think you could try cutting them back by no more than one-third and then applying a light fertilizer (make sure it is not high in nitrogen).

  • Walter Reeves
    on Aug 6, 2012

    In my experience lantana like to be fed. The large Miss Huff in particular likes feeding 2 - 3 times each summer.

  • Joan Gillen
    on Aug 6, 2012

    Thank you. I will give your suggestions a try.

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