Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Lantana camara
'Miss Huff'
The Arboretum's Mixed Border has a long hedgerow of 'Miss Huff' Lantana where over the growing season it will grow 5-6 feet tall and equally as wide.  This is one of the lantanas that comes back year after year with the right care and spreads gradually over time.  It likes a sunny spot and will attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  Miss Huff will produce flowers all summer long up to the first frost.   The best way to ensure its return each year is to wait until you see new growth at the base before cutting it back in the spring.  Follow this link:  'Miss Huff' for more information.

It was time this week at the Arboretum to cut our Miss Huff back.  Here are pictures of the Master Gardeners who took on the task.

All hands on deck
Hauling away stems for composting
Worker photos by AS