In planters at a nearby outdoor shopping mall, this unusual (to me) multicolored flower was striking.
Does anyone know what it is? (I googled a little, and the closest I could find was either Asclepias tuberosa (milkweed) or Lantana 'Anne Marie'.
What is the multicolor plant/flower?
its lantana, I am more than positive its not a perennial there in MA. I remember these fondly from my youth in CA, it was pretty much the plant of choice in EVERYONE'S yard =D
Thanks, VooDooU.... when I looked up both of my possibilities I learned they were zones 8-10, which definitely would not work in MA. (I was hoping to retrieve them from the mall when they change out the pots, and keep them indoors over the winter.
I dont know if it will work =D but you arent the only one. My mom bought some verbena and sweet potato vine on clearance and hopes to try to keep them safe inside all winter.
I agree it is Lantana and can be treated as an annual where cold winters are an issue. Just a caution that this is toxic and the fruit is black, shiny and berry-like. My friend's son spent the night in the ICU after eating several, can cause respiratory failure. (He did recover.)