Re: [gardeners] Re: lantanas

Billie (
Sat, 27 Apr 2002 09:56:15 -0400

on 4/27/02 12:25 AM, at wrote:

> Billie, what zone are you in?

zone 7, in NC...

> I saw tall lantanas used as a hedge, in Lima, Peru -- they were
> magnificent! 
> Even as I cut back my own hedge of tall dahlias late last fall, I
> questioned whether or not their large hollow stem stubs wouldn't
> capture water during the winter, and rot the tubers. Same idea.  I
> cannot tell as yet, way too early for zone 6.  Last year 4 of them
> came back, out of 8.  We are not supposed to leave them in the ground,
> but in their micro-climate up against the house on the ESE side, lots
> of things survive. For instance, absolutely dozens of gladioli are
> already up about 3-4 inches.  And we had zero snow cover this winter!
> Other years, even with multiple snow storms and subsequent extra-
> wet and compact soil, they have also survived. Nature is capricious.
> Penny, NY

I forgot you were up north!