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Ermine Sparkles

October 20th, 2009


Canna 'Ermine'
Canna ‘Ermine’

The Hummingbird’s Ghost

October 12th, 2009


Hummingbird's Ghost is a seedling of C. 'Pixie'.
Hummingbird’s Ghost is a seedling of C. ‘Pixie’.

Hummingbird’s Ghost has a cream-colored flower with some pink lines on the labellum. It is shockingly bland for a canna. The extra-long stigma made me think of a hummingbird’s beak.


Hummingbird's Ghost has narrow blue-green leaves.
Hummingbird’s Ghost has narrow blue-green leaves.

Exciting New Seedling

October 11th, 2009


Cream with red center - a seedling of Thai Princess
Cream flower with red center – a seedling of Thai Princess


The red center fades to magenta.
The red center fades to magenta.


Cream with red center - a seedling of Thai Princess
Blue-green leaves with flowers held high

Cardinal Sinn Explosion

October 7th, 2009


Canna 'Cardinal Sinn'
Canna ‘Cardinal Sinn’


Cardinal Sinn puts on quite a show in the Fall
Cardinal Sinn puts on quite a show in the Fall


Cardinal Sinn must be the loveliest red canna!
Cardinal Sinn must be the loveliest red canna!

Deep Pink

September 26th, 2009


Enormous dark pink flowers distinguish this seedling of Madame Butterfly.
Enormous dark pink flowers distinguish this seedling of Madame Butterfly.


This canna is from a seed I got from Sherry.
This canna is from a seed I got from Sherry.

Pink and Yellow

September 24th, 2009


Pink and yellow flowered seedling of Canna 'China Doll'
Pink and yellow flowered seedling of Canna ‘China Doll’


The seed for this canna came from Sherry.
The seed for this canna came from Sherry.

So Orange!

September 21st, 2009


Awesomely orange seedling of Craig's Coral
Awesomely orange seedling of Craig’s Coral


Seedling of Craig's Coral
Seedling of Craig’s Coral


I'm crazy about orange flowers in the garden.
I’m crazy about orange flowers in the garden.


Solid orange.
Solid orange

Sugar Lips Is Ready For Her Close-up

September 20th, 2009


Sugar Lips' flowers are covered with pink spots.
Sugar Lips’ flowers are covered with pink spots.

The cannas are beginning their Fall show here, although our weather is still quite hot. These two seedlings are interesting because their color is more nuanced than most cannas. You have to be really close to see the beautiful blending of color inside the flower.


Unnamed seedling of Madame Butterfly
Unnamed seedling of Madame Butterfly

Sugar Lips

August 2nd, 2009


Canna seedling 'Sugar Lips'
Canna seedling ‘Sugar Lips’

Sugar Lips has pale cream stamanodes (petals) covered with small light pink spots and magenta lines on the labellum (lower petal). The foliage is blue-green. It is from one of Alice Harris’s hand-crossed whites seeds. I’ve decided to plant this one in the ground for further testing.


Sugar Lips hangs out on the patio.
Sugar Lips hangs out on the patio.

Reflexed Flower

July 31st, 2009


Reflexed flower
Reflexed flower

A reflexed flower is one where the petals turn sharply backwards. This is a seedling of Canna ‘Thai Princess’. I bought the seeds on eBay.


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