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Perennials: Lantana 'Confetti'

Botanical name: Lantana 'Confetti'

Common name: Lantana, 'Confetti'

also known as (Shrub Verbena, Polecat Geranium)

Average rating: 4.0

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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, neutral, sand
Zones: 9a thru 11b

deer resistant, bird attracting, butterfly attracting

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Also known as Shrub Verbena or Polecat Geranium. A Tropical America native that is deer resistant and fire retardant. Valued for its profuse show of color over a long season, plants will bloom continually until the first frost arrives! Fast growth allows for its versatility as a ground cover, bank cover, erosion control plant, hanging basket plant, low hedge, amongst shrubs, replacement for annuals or for use in containers. Dislikes shade and continually overcast days and is susceptible to mildew if in that environment. Enjoys full sun and infrequent, deep watering. Well-drained, fertile soil is best. Plants in containers should be top-dressed annually in spring and watered well when in full growth, less at other times. The button-like flowers open and the color changes as the flowers age - creating an ever-changing look. Confetti carries blooms of yellow, pink and purple all on one flower cluster! Dark green oval foliage is rough with slightly prickly stems and occasionally carries tiny fruits like blackberry drupelets when the flower season has ended. Prune hard in spring to remove dead wood and prevent woodiness. Too much water and fertilizer cuts down on flower production. Tip prune young growth to promote bushy habit. Attracts birds and butterflies.

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&quot;Fast growth&quot; is an understatement for this plant! It will grow 3 feet high and 6 feet wide in two months! Definitely space your plants far enough apart. Great butterfly plant! <br/> <br/>