Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Red Canna Lily for ABC Wednesday



Red Canna Lily

I ordered some mixed Cannas for the container garden this year. I usually try and order named varieties but got off to a late start. This particular Canna seems to be dwarf with green foliage. What is unusual to me is the little white part in the flower. It is probably a common occurrence but I don’t remember seeing it before. The flowers on this plant are relatively small compared to most Cannas. The color is vivid red and I the camera had just a touch of trouble handling it. Another feature I like about this flower is the very thin yellow edge to some petals. You probably wouldn’t notice this if you didn’t look closely.

I think I may have a few virused Cannas (link: Canna Virus) and I will take a picture of them to post later. Just one more thing to worry about I guess. I don’t save the roots from year to year due to a lack of a suitable storage area but I may stop growing them all together if they are going to look like some of the ones I have grown this year. That would too bad as I find them a majestic plant that is a great backbone for summer borders.


It is ABC Wednesday again. Here are a few of the blogs joining in:
(I'll post more when I find them.)

14 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Fantastic, deep rich red.
Reminds me, I have some bulbs to plant!

Check my blog for other contributors to the ABC Wednesday.
Dx

DWQ Online said...

Beautiful photo. Fantastic color.

WalksFarWoman said...

You can't help but swoon at that photograph, that's passion on a stem for you! I'd like a lipstick that colour. :)

I was in a botanical garden some time ago and shot a lovely flower quite similar, I must put it on Flickr so you can tell me what it is (if you'd be so good). Sadly I only know garden varieties, special blooms like these remain a mystery to me.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

thanks for the comments, dx and dwq.

Walks. Thanks. I love trying to id flowers. Email it to me or send a link to your flickr site.

dot said...

YOu have some beautiful flower photos on here!

promoteyourblogforfree said...

nice blog

RUTH said...

I'm a great canna lover and really love this photo. A great ABC Wednesday post. I do hope you don't have the virus.

Annie said...

That is a beautiful flower, especially so because of the yellow trim. The three cannas in my garden are in too much shade and so I have no blooms at all. I shall move them and see what happens next summer.

Hin Man said...

Beautiful flower and I especially like the composition and texture with great lighting

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Dot, thanks for the comment.

PYBF, I glad you like the site!

Ruth, I am not sure about the virus but some of the plants don't look good. Giving up growing Cannas is going to stink.

annie, Cannas love full sun, lots of water and are heavy feeders. I really like growing them mostly for the bold foliage the flowers are just a great extra to me.

hin man, thanks. Your scrollable box worked great!

Ali said...

What a beautiful photo, I wouldn't say your camera had trouble at all, I'd say the depth of field and the soft focus are perfect for the crop. Fantastic job.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

ali, thanks for the comments. I am always happy to have a picture of a red flower come out. It seems like the hardest color to photograph.

Gemma said...

Gorgeous color on a beautiful flower. Do you grow them?

Digital Flower Pictures said...

gemma, Hi and welcome. I grow a lot of Cannas each year. I grew this flower at the estate.