‘Miss Huff’ Lantana – When to Trim and Move

Q: My ‘Miss Huff’ lantana is six feet tall. Can I trim them back now? Can I move it now?

A: There is much disagreement among gardeners about how to treat ‘Miss Huff’ perennial lantana for winter. Some say that cutting them in fall or early winter leaves hollow stems that will collect rainwater and ice. Others, including me, cut them back after the leaves fall off in December. I have never had a problem with them coming back in spring. The best time to move perennial lantana is in spring when the new sprouts are 4″ – 6″ long