Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Weeping Lantana (Lantana montevidensis) is a very hardy plant that grows well in frostfree areas. In Tucson, it is evergreen. Hardy to 20 degrees F., it may drop its leaves or die back at lower temperatures, but it revives easily. It has a long blooming season and attracts moths and butterflies. It has long stems that form wide clumps from 18 to 24 inches high and as much as six feet in diameter. Its leaves have a somewhat rough, hairy texture and the crushed leaves have a pungent, rather unpleasant scent.