In a Vase on Monday: A Look at Lantana

During my walk in the garden this morning…in a light drizzle…I couldn’t help but notice the several lantanas that we have in our pots. There are at least five cultivars, only two of which have I retained their names, ‘Chapel Hill,’ and ‘Samantha.’ There is a common characteristic of our lantanas; they all have some some of yellow in them. I thought they might make an interesting subject for In a Vase on Monday, so I asked my Arranger to give me a hand in putting this offering together.


Again I chose to use the natural light on our screened porch, however muted on a cloudy morning. I enjoy the variety and contrast with the other colors in lantana.

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Let me suggest that you click on In a Vase on Monday to visit the delightful postings of Cathy, the originator of this meme, at Rambling in the Garden. I appreciate the opportunity that her weekly challenge gives to share what is in bloom in our garden.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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11 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: A Look at Lantana

  1. Good morning! The place has disappeared on your blog where you leave a comment. The last few times I left a comment it wouldn’t take it and today …..I don’t see the comment reply option. Don’t know what you do about it, but check something! This IS THE WINNER OF THE SEASON. THE BEST ARRANGEMENT IN EVERY WAY. Congratulate the arranger for me will you.

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    • johnvic8 says:

      I’m not sure what is going on right now with WordPress. I woke up one morning and it had changed, so am trying to figure out what is happening. I think if you click on the title, a new page will come up with the comment button. But, I did get your comment. Thanks.


  2. Cathy says:

    Hi John – I had to google ‘lantana’ to see what it would be called in the UK. Seems to be a kind of verbena – and such pretty colours. I like the way there is variation withing each flowerhead – a winning combination, so thank you to you and the Arranger for sharing them with us 🙂


  3. johnvic8 says:

    Thank you, Cathy, from both of us. I use both annual and perennial lantana only in pots, because the perennial ones create massive root systems (at least they did for me) and can crowd out other desirable plants in the garden. I do see the perennial ones in many gardens in our area consistently year after year; they obviously do well in our environment. Hope you can find some in the UK, as they are lovely plants that bloom all season.


  4. pbmgarden says:

    This is a lovely arrangement.


  5. I like the yellow/gold Lantanas best. Great butterfly plant.


  6. It never occurred to me to use Lantana in a vase, but living in the Northeast, I can grow it only as an annual, so it usually doesn’t get very large. I do love it, though, and use it in my containers every summer! When I visited a garden in Germany two years ago, I saw huge Lantana standards which astounded me.


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thanks, Kimberley. We are becoming more and more impressed with the ability of various lantana to thrive in our hot, humid conditions. I suspect we will be using it regularly in our annual pots.


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