The Hot Pink Little Lucky Lantana from the Southern Living Plant Collection provides bold blossom color nearly all growing-season long! It features beautiful and petite multi-colored bloom clusters that range from brilliant pink and yellow. Moreover, their bloom season begins up to three weeks earlier than other lantanas! These blossoms continuously rebloom until the first frost of the year.
The leaves are brilliant green with light hairiness to them. Each leaf is lightly serrated and deeply lobed, with a point on the end. Also, this foliage is deciduous, which means that it will lose its leaves in winter.
This Lantana has a reliably dense and compact growth habit, and won’t get leggy like most lantanas. Therefore, it opens up a lot of opportunities in the landscape. Use it in a container or in the foreground of mixed garden beds.
The Hot Pink Little Lucky Lantana is heat and humidity tolerant which makes it ideal for gardeners in the southern U.S.
Hot Pink Little Lucky Lantana Care
This variety is a perennial in USDA Zones 8-10 and an annual in Zones 7 and below.
Plant in Full Sun for best results. Too much shade will result in less compact growth and fewer blooms.
Water 2-3 times per week during the first growing season. Afterward, the Hot Pink Little Lucky Lantana has low water requirements.
Prefers rich soil with good drainage. 3-4 inches of compost or composted manure applied in spring keeps the soil rich and feeds this plant for most of the growing season.
This Lantana requires very little fertilizer to thrive. However, feel free to use a balanced organic fertilizer.
Spacing Your Hot Pink Little Lucky Lantana
Space your Hot Pink Little Lucky Lantana about 8″ apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them over a foot apart to leave gaps between plants.