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Introducing Jimmie Jill

Sunday, July 26th, 2009


Canna 'Jimmie Jill' is a seedling of C. 'Ermine'
Canna ‘Jimmie Jill’ is a seedling of C. ‘Ermine’

I want to name this canna after my sister-in-law, Jill Hill Forbes Fisher. She passed away in 2002. This canna flower is one of her favorite colors and Jill would have loved its playful look.


Jimmie Jill has wide-open apricot pink flowers.
Jimmie Jill has wide-open apricot pink flowers.

I recently noticed that Jimmie Jill has a branching flower stem, so that means more flowers on each stalk. Self-cleaning, too, if the humidity is just right.


Jimmie Jill has wavy green foliage.
Jimmie Jill has wavy green foliage.

First Bloom

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009


This seedling of Canna 'China Doll' is the first of my 2009 seedlings to bloom!
This seedling of Canna ‘China Doll’ is the first of my 2009 seedlings to bloom!

These seeds came from Sherry.

More Orange From Grackleflap

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009


Grackleflap has small orange flowers.
Grackleflap has small orange flowers.

I really love the foliage of this canna seedling. I want to find out how tall it will grow and if it will create seeds. I’ve decided to plant him in the pathway garden.


Grackleflap is a 2008 seedling.
Grackleflap is a 2008 seedling.

Happy Henry

Saturday, July 4th, 2009


Happy Henry is a 2008 seedling.
Happy Henry is a 2008 seedling.


Happy Henry is short with blue-green leaves.
Happy Henry is short with blue-green leaves.

Orange Punch: Endless Orange

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009


Canna 'Orange Punch' is brilliant orange with yellow at the center.
Canna ‘Orange Punch’ is brilliant orange with yellow at the center.

Orange Punch blooms so much the flower stems often hang down.
Orange Punch blooms so heavily the flower stems often hang down.

Elegant Ermine

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Canna 'Ermine'
Canna ‘Ermine’

Ermine is such a delight as a potted canna. It always has a choice location on my patio. I think it does better if you can leave it in a pot over the winter
because the rhizomes are hideously tiny.


Ermine is a dwarf canna about 2 - 2 1/2 feet tall.
Ermine is a dwarf canna about 2 – 2 1/2 feet tall.

Recently I divided my Ermine. Imagine my horror when the whole batch went down with transplant shock! I guess with the small rhizomes, the divisions couldn’t sail through the process as well as cannas with beefier rhizomes.


Canna 'Ermine'
Canna ‘Ermine’

Edna Tulip

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009


Canna 'Edna Tulip'
Canna ‘Edna Tulip’

Edna Tulip is an outstanding heavy bloomer. The flowers are uniquely colored: very light yellow with a pink center.


Soft butter yellow with a pink center
Soft butter yellow with a pink center


Left to right:  Grackleflap, Edna Tulip, yellow seedling
Left to right: Grackleflap, Edna Tulip, yellow seedling

Two New Seedlings Bloom

Monday, June 15th, 2009


Bright yellow, orchid-like flowers with pink lines on the lower petal
Bright yellow, orchid-like flowers with pink lines on the lower petal, green foliage


This canna is a seedling of Orange Punch.
This canna is a seedling of Orange Punch.


I just love yellow cannas!
I just love yellow cannas!


Cream colored flowers with pink speckles and lines over blue-green foliage
Cream colored flowers with pink speckles and lines over blue-green foliage


This seedling is from seeds I got from Alice Harris of Karchesky Canna.
This seedling is from seeds I got from Alice Harris of Karchesky Canna.

Cardinal Sinn Blooms

Monday, June 8th, 2009


Cardinal Sinn starts blooming before he reaches full height.
Cardinal Sinn starts blooming well before he reaches full height.

Canna ‘Cardinal Sinn’ can hardly wait to start blooming. The first blooms will appear on a short stalk, but each stalk after will be taller than the last before it blooms.

First Canna Blooms

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009


Canna glauca 'Panache'
Canna glauca ‘Panache’


Canna 'Dawn Pink'
Canna ‘Dawn Pink’


Canna 'Cardinal Sinn'
Canna ‘Cardinal Sinn’


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