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angipangi

106 year old Edwardian cottage garden with a 106 year old house attached which is equally challenging. Some days I feel like I'm the same age.

Lantana camara

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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angipangi

This is my tropical #lantana camera @malcolmhillen as I said growing in the NE of Scotland. You can see the darkened purplish coloured leaves. This is a sign that it's too cold but it will go back to the greenhouse in the winter. I'm determined to leave it out all summer come more likely rain 💦than shine☀️. 😂

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rxsie

My lantana is being very difficult, I guess it's because the like hot, wet and humid if they are tropical? My leaves were crispy and dry for ages, then the flowers bloomed when we had the storms. Now it's crispy again! Plus Laika decided to tear up the plastic pot and eat half the plant.

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lit

These are on my 'I want one of those' list! I love that the flowers change colour :)

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angipangi

@lit Yes they are quite unusual but a bit of a faff to look after. Don't know why I give myself problems by trying to grow stuff that's not suitable for the climate where I live. Glutton for punishment😫😂

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lit

Worth the effort @angipangi , they look great

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angipangi

@rxsie yes lantana's are a pain in the butt but they are very beautiful. Had a look on your feed at your lantana. Your leaves are still green so it can't be cold but what I think is the lack of regular watering judging by the leaves & of course we have had such unpredictable weather. Let's see who's #lantana lasts longest. 😂😂

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rxsie

@angipangi that is the photo from when I first potted it up about 4 weeks ago... it looks like it's wilting and half the size thanks to my dog! I replanted what was left in the hope it will survive ...will tag u in a pic! It's awful 😭

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rxsie

@angipangi thanks for explaining why the leaves change colour, that was starting to happen on the edges. I don't get much sun in the garden either!

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clickchick

Gorgeous 😀

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kpnutz3350

Thanks for comment abt leave change it will help me sort out my houseplants thanks @angipangi

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richard.spicer.7906

I've just got myself two of these for pots on the porch steps. Hoping to keep them over wintered in a greenhouse (although I need to buy one first! 😂😂) - i read they don't like temps below 10 degrees though. How do you treat yours over winter Mo?

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angipangi

@richard.spicer.7906 They really are more for tropical regions but we are used to challenges in gardening.I overwinter it in the greenhouse but I'm thinking of taking it into the house this winter.It has never really recovered this year.The leaves are still that dark purpley colour sign of being too cold.I've pushed my luck with it over past 2 winters because it's been milder but me thinks still to cold for Lantana.I suppose we could wrap them in double fleece but I suspect the plant likes heat

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