I went out to pick my green beans this morning and discovered my lantana covered in bumble bees.
This is the first time I have grown lantana in a couple of years. I try to grow it on a regular basis in some container because I know that in the past I have seen both hummingbirds and Eastern swallowtail butterflies flocking to it every time I do grow it.
But this was the first time I had seen so many bumble bees on the plant at the same time. A couple seemed to be hanging out and drying out–there had been rain the night before. But several more were actively visiting, looking for pollen. It was nice to see.
I know that in warmer parts of the United States lantana can be an invasive plant, so, as always, know before you grow!