The earth laughs in flowers.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we got the house a couple of years ago just had them put a ton of lantana everywhere. It's pretty in the summer, but when winter rolls around it all turns into dead plants, the yard doesn't look so nice. I have to cleanup all the dead lantana leaves and trim back all the bushes. It's not that nice.
When we choose to put in the lantana it was a temporary thing - but few things can last as long as a temporary solution. Over the last weekend we got four rose bushes and I put my back into it! Give it a few months and it'll be beautiful.