Lantana Blooming Again

BEFORE: Lantana insect damage July 13, 2015

BEFORE: Lantana insect damage July 13, 2015

AFTER: Lantana after insect control treatment August 9,2015

AFTER: Lantana after insect control treatment August 9,2015

When you get an email from your mother in law about a plant, you check it out. That was the case in mid-July, when mine said her lantana had stopped blooming and looked like it was dying. Upon inspection it looked a lot like insect damage (which it was), so I decided to use Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub drench. Once I applied the drench on July 14, I told her to keep it watered and liquid feed it (she uses Miracle Grow Flower fertilizer that you dissolve in water) every week. Now, today when we went by, the New Gold Lantana was blooming, growing, and healthy. Let’s hope this planting will bloom until the first frost this fall.

John Floyd

John Floyd has been gardening--and learning about Birmingham area gardening--for more than 30 years. In addition to his day-to-day experience, John has degrees in horticulture from Auburn and Clemson Universities and was Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living.

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