I live in Houston Tx. and our spring is here. The stems of my lantana are
brown but there are flowers. So should I leave it alone or trim it down? If
I trim it should I cut it all the way to the ground?
Is that a Carlos Lantana? ;-)
Do whatever you want.
Since Lantana flower on the new growth, you may want to trim it somewhat to
get it into shape.
If you trim it all the way to the ground, it probably won't come back.
Here in southern New Mexico, Lantana is an herbaceous perennial, and you
*have* to cut it to the ground each winter. As long as the soil doesn't
remain cold and wet in the winter (such as when overplanted with Pansies
or other winter annuals), it should come back just fine.
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 18:11:55 GMT, "Harvey R. Stone"
Cutting it all the way to the ground seems like a waste to me. I'd
just take off the dead parts and leave the live parts to grow. I'm
still waiting for mine to leaf out so I can tell where to make the
Hal in Middle Georgia
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