Friday, June 27, 2008

The many faces of Lantana...

Ah, the many varied faces of the Lantana in my garden.

This time of year they are in full bloom -- amazingly happy in the stifling heat that has so many other plants withering on the vine.

And while I secretly find them a little ordinary (ssshhhh... don't tell them) they consistently perform for me under the toughest drought conditions.

So, here's to you -- all the Lantanas out there -- who bring bright, hot color to our very hot gardens in the middle of the Texas summer!
Can you believe this one is called "horrida?"
It's native and grows really well, but what a horrible name!
Confetti
Trailing Lantana
New Gold
Maybe more horrida, though it looks red to me, not orange so I'm not sure.