I learned about Lantana last year when my on-line friend, Ann, told me that she had planted some Lantana. I had never even heard that plant name. When I went to buy my annuals, to my surprise, I saw some Lantana in the greenhouse, and I bought some for my yard. Ann planted hers in the ground, but I put mine into a large flower pot. I think Lantana is a very unique plant, with its two rings of different colors on woody, shrub-like stems. I enjoyed having it at my place last summer. It doesn’t winter over where I live.
This year I wanted to buy Lantana again, but I had a little trouble finding it for sale. Some places hadn’t heard of it. One place told me it was on order but hadn’t come in yet. When I checked back, I was told that it had come in but there was only one left. Only one? “I want it,” I said, and we set out to find where it was in the greenhouse. To my surprise, “only one” meant, “only one flat.” I did not want a flat of Lantana. I was happy to get four plants.
My Lantana is doing very well so far this season. I’m glad that Ann introduced me to this unusual and beautiful plant.