Throughout the summer New Gold lantanas and autumn sages (salvia greggii) brighten yards and commercial landscapes around the city of San Antonio. It's no different here in my front yard.
Most of these lantanas were planted when the house was built about 18 years ago. Even though they didn't come with tags I'm pretty sure they are New Gold Lantana as they bloom profusely and do not produce berries. They take all the heat the south facing driveway throws at them and then some.
These lantana are also huge. The largest two at opposite ends of the island bed are 68" and 72" diameter which is about twice the mature size listed on the label.
Over in the hellstrip by the mailbox, red autumn sages (Salvia greggii) were planted here back in 1996. About three years ago I added this red lantana. It's a color match for both the red salvia greggii and the gold lantana. The ladder you see is for my husband who was on the roof installing sun shades on the clerestory windows. I always stay outside when he's on a ladder or the roof. I spent the time enjoying all this color.
Existing Salvia greggii was divided and planted in the new bed along the street. The gold here is Four-nerve daisy because it blooms through the winter while lantana dies back. We still need to mulch here and that will be completed soon.
It's all tied together with Color Guard yucca and Golden Barrel cactus (Echinocactus grunsonii) like these by the power pole and street sign on the opposite side of the yard. Extra credit if you notice the similarities in my neighbor's landscape. Love it when that happens!
We're ready for summer here as these hot colors will hold their own throughout the hot summer.