This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We saw some plants of this growing out of doors this year, and could not help feeling that if it had been an introduction from Europe, instead of an American seedling, it would be in great request for bedding purposes. Its peculiar yellow green tint of foliage would harmonize well with many bright colors in a mosaic bed. As a greenhouse plant it is not a success. In early Spring especially, when among other plants, it has a sort of red-spidery look, which may excuse one in passing it over; but out of doors, as we saw it the past summer, it passes out of this defect and becomes a perfect gem. The whole race of Lantanas are excellent for American flower gardens, and we are surprised that they are not in more general use. The bright colored varieties are very beautiful as Spring-flowering, greenhouse, or room plants.