Hill Side / Bank

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I have a 20 year love affair with hardy Lantana !
Now I am moving into a garden home with a semi wooded hill / bank behind the house.
It receives full sun for 6-8 hours.
Now the question. Will a mix on heights of hardy lantana look right on a slant?
Under planting of creeping thyme and accents of the Rosemary plants ( evergreen ) will complete the landscaping.
What's your opinion / ideas?
Thanks.


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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Sarah-These plants, hardy lantana, creeping thyme, and the rosemary should look nice as different heights on the hillside. Contrasting heights, leaf coloring, and textures add a lot to making a nice looking landscape. My favorite colors in my garden are the pinks and purples so your pick of plants would suit me well although many of the lantana colors are beautiful and at times hard to decide which one to purchase. These are not only good plants for errosion control on the hill but are compatible with each other in the fact that they are all drought resistant once established. 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight is good for all these plants and perfect for abundant flowering. The creeping thyme whether used as a border or spotted around the taller plants would make a beautiful foundation or groundcover in the area. Take some time to properly space your plants once you know the type or cultivar of the plants you are going to use. As you know the hardy lantana can grow quite large. You don' want to be ccntinually pruning to keep their growth in bounds or from growing into one another. If you use a creeping rosemary just be aware of the plants mature width or spread before planting. You can look up the plant files here in Gardenality that will note the mature height and width of these plants. Loving the lantana I'm assuming you are located in a warm climate. All three of these plants should do well in your location.

Please ask if you have any other questions.

John)



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