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Lantana, coleus and impatiens pot display


Lantana's bright yellow flowers add a summery glow to this tropical planting combination, while the impatiens adds a fiery burst, contrasting with the dark-leaved foliage of the coleus. The effect is one of guaranteed sunshine, whatever the weather.

Plant it: May
At its best: June - September
Takes just: 20 minutes

How to do it:

Adding compost


Find a sun-soaked spot for this tropical container and get out your gardening gloves, as lantana can irritate sensitive skin. Add crocks to the bottom of the pot fill two-thirds full with compost.

Adding slow-release fertiliser


Add slow-release fertiliser granules to the surface of the compost, and mix them in with your hands.

Planting up the pot


Gently tease the plants out of their pots and pop them in the pot.

Planting up the pot


Full any gaps with compost and press down with your hands, to fill in any air pockets.

Watering the pot


Water the container well and allow to drain, before moving it to its final position.

Our tip

Lantana is a tender plant that needs to be brought indoors for winter, or you can take cuttings in summer.

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heatherjune 24/11/2011 at 15:29

I love this display!