Lantana – Did It Survive

Q: I was wondering when I should give up and accept that my Chapel Hill lantana did not survive the winter? Should it have started growth by now?

A: I think it’s a goner. ‘Chapel Hill Yellow’ was discovered by plantsman Michael Dirr, who theorizes it is a cross between winter-hardy ‘Miss Huff’ and wide-spreading, but tender, ‘New Gold’ lantanas. It will sprout new growth at the base after most winters but January’s cold exceeded the plant’s cold-tolerating capacity. Buy and plant another one.

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