Lantana Confetti

Lantana Confetti


Description: Lantana 'Confetti' is a low-growing, spreading perennial plant that is prized for its vibrant, multi-colored flowers and attractive foliage. The flowers are small and tubular, arranged in dense clusters that appear in shades of pink, orange, yellow, and white. The blooms are highly attractive to butterflies and other pollinators, making 'Confetti' a popular choice for butterfly gardens and landscapes. The foliage of 'Confetti' lantana is typically dark green and serrated, providing a nice contrast to the colorful flowers.

Size: 'Confetti' lantana is known for its compact and mounding growth habit. It typically reaches heights of about 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimeters) and spreads to about 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) wide at maturity. The plant forms dense clumps of foliage and flowers, creating a colorful carpet-like effect in garden beds, borders, and containers.

Growing Zones: Lantana 'Confetti' is typically grown as an annual in cooler climates but can behave as a perennial in warmer regions. It is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 9 through 11, where it can tolerate mild winters and hot summers. 'Confetti' lantana performs best in regions with long, warm growing seasons and ample sunlight. It may require protection or overwintering indoors in colder climates to survive the winter months.

Soil and Sun Requirements: 'Confetti' lantana prefers well-drained soil with good fertility and a slightly acidic to neutral pH level. It thrives in full sun and requires at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day to bloom profusely. 'Confetti' lantana is drought-tolerant once established and can withstand hot, dry conditions, making it well-suited for xeriscaping and low-maintenance landscapes.

Watering: While 'Confetti' lantana is drought-tolerant, it benefits from regular watering during dry periods, especially when grown in containers or in hot, sunny locations. Water the plant deeply, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. Mulching around the base of the plant can help conserve soil moisture and regulate soil temperature.

Maintenance: 'Confetti' lantana is relatively low-maintenance and requires minimal care to thrive. Deadheading spent flowers can help promote continuous blooming throughout the growing season and prevent the plant from becoming leggy. Additionally, pruning back the plant in early spring can help encourage new growth and maintain its compact shape.

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