Where Are the Seeds at a Lantana Shrub?

Lantana (Lantana spp.) Is a perennial tree that’s evergreen in warm climates. The frequent lantana (Lantana camara) is hardy at U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11 and is available in a variety of flower colors, like orange to red, pink to white and rose to yellow. A lantana plant may be propagated through cuttings or seeds, with the seeds forming on the tips of its flower stems.

Seed Harvest

Lantana seeds seem like berries and are green when they initially appear however turn a deep, black as they mature. Black seeds are ready for harvest and can be planted immediately or dried and stored for future planting. If you decide to save the seeds, then let them dry on a countertop for a couple of days, then place them in an airtight container. Store the seeds away from children and pets because they may be poisonous. Sow the seeds 1/8 inch deep outside in spring after the last frost when the air and soil temperatures always stay above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Invasive Potential

Although not all lantana species are invasive, some are. Common lantana, by way of instance, is regarded as an invasive species in Florida and Georgia. That plant is also problematic in parts of some other countries, such as California, Hawaii and Arizona. Help contain lantana by not planting species that could become invasive where you live. If you plant an invasive lantana species, then remove and dispose of its seeds before they mature.

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