On May 3, 2007, IslandJim from Keizer, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:
Pretty flower on a prickly bush. Since it's a volunteer, I suppose it is considered invasive. But, since it's the only volunteer I've seen on my property in 15 years, I'll try to resist becoming hysterical about it. My main complaint about lantana has nothing to do with invasiveness, however. It's that they become woody, weedy shrubs in a couple of years--losing whatever attractiveness they may have had when young.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Salem, Alabama Goodyear, Arizona Little Rock, Arkansas Jacksonville, Florida South Venice, Florida Warrington, Florida Haysville, Kansas Barbourville, Kentucky Hebron, Kentucky Falmouth, Maine Seminary, Mississippi Vicksburg, Mississippi Pennsauken, New Jersey Schenectady, New York Ellenboro, North Carolina Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Anton, Texas Austin, Texas Briarcliff, Texas Carthage, Texas Falcon Lake Estates, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Garland, Texas Hudson Oaks, Texas Lubbock, Texas Orange, Texas Port Aransas, Texas Roman Forest, Texas Newport News, Virginia Vancouver, Washington