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.)