Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Dwarf Canna Lily

Dwarf Canna Lily
Canna x generalis
(KAN-uh) (jen-er-RAY-liss)

I thought this bright sunny flower would be nice for the people of the eastern coast of the United States seeing how it's a dreary, rainy and for this time of year cool day. I don’t have the name of this Canna but it has been growing nicely with some ‘Tropicanna’ types in a container. We didn’t plant any Cannas as bedding plants this year. After several years of getting infected (Canna virus) and looking bad we have pretty much given up on that. This Canna has kind of dullish bronze leaves, which gives a nice back drop to the flowers.

We are expecting several more inches of rain here and I doubt the rivers can handle that. It was the wettest August in history here with 12+ inches and the pattern looks to be continuing. That much rain is amazing for this time of year. I doubt we had even a couple of inches last year during the whole summer. At least we don’t have to drag hoses around the garden this year and the newly transplanted material must be happy.


Tina´s WW w/ Linky said...

Lovely :)

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Weather is indeed wacky this year... I've tried growing Cannas with out much luck, yours look beautiful!

usa flowery said...

Even when severely neglected or faced with scorching summers, bone-chilling winters, bugs or pests you can still rely on Cannas to perform and flower beautifully. When not in flower the lush foliage puts on a good show until winter.

Beth F said...

Lovely yellow. And yes -- this is now the third day of rain. ARGH. I'm ready for sun again.

Sian said...

beautiful shot!