09 September 2008

Lantana


A yellow Lantana brightens a rather plain modern building not far from the main post office in Monaco. Lantana is often used in public gardens in the south of France but I believe in parts of Australia, it's considered too invasive and is a noxious weed. I find the so-called 'common' or 'wild' lantana ( two or three colours within one plant) is somewhat rampant but the single colour varieties, like this, are manageable - indeed rather nice.

11 comments:

Laurie said...

Lantana is common in Southern California. I love the romantic, wild quality of it. Plus, it's pretty hardy!

Lovely shot. The flowers soften up all that stone.

Halcyon said...

People also use this a lot in Jackson. There's one house on the 17th hole that has a beautiful bird/butterfly garden. This flower is one of its main components.

Is this plant what people call "butterfly bush"?

Very nice photo!

Small City Scenes said...

And it is just an annual here. I find the scent kind of offensive. But I do like the look of the multi colored one. Just for a minute. LOL MB

Nathalie said...

Une photo très sage ici as opposed to what you post in Menton!!! LOL

TOG said...

The butterfly bush is Buddleia. There is a Lantana species that is native in Florida. Lantana is a very aggressive plant in Africa, and the plant is poisonous to cattle. But your plant is a fantastic garden plant.

Jilly said...

TOG, good to hear from you. I only have to post a plant and know I'll hear from you. Wonderful. I didn't know Lantana was poisonous to cattle.

Kate said...

You're really into nature today; first this sweet photo of a flowering plant and then the natural body photo on Menton!!

Tanya said...

What a beautiful flower box. I love lantana. I had it in my gardens in San Diego and we used it in Georgia as well. Not sure if it's here in Virginia as I just got here. I'll have to plant some though because I always have great luck with it!

Virginia said...

Ha, love Nathalie's reply! We too have lantana all over the place here in Alabama, but it looks so gorgeous in that stone planter in your photo today.

USelaine said...

I have tried to grow it here in Willits, but our nighttime temperatures in winter get too low, and the roots freeze and die. I remember a variety called "Sunset" at my grandparents house when I was little - variegated orange.

Ann said...

I always thought lantana was a weed. Lovely shot of the yellow and green against the pale walls.

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