Friday, July 06, 2012

Canna Lily

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

This plant came in marked ‘Red President’ but it isn’t. That is surprising since it is from one of the mega nurseries that starts with the letter ‘M’. Lucky it turned out to be a nice color and it didn’t have any affect on a color scheme for the planting. We have slowly begun growing a few more Canna Lilies again after having bad results for several years. I do love their bold foliage and the flowers are kind of an added bonus. Quite a few Canna varieties seem to be self cleaning these days and that is helpful in keeping them looking nice without extra work.

I finally finished the ‘farm’ we have been working on. If I never have to cut another landscape timber on an angle again that will be okay with me. Now the scramble will be trying to get some decent vegetable plants to fill the beds.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I went back and forth for years trying to decide if I liked cannas or not..I guess I decided I do, I have reds, pinks, yellows and the dark leafed ones..