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The Hummingbird’s Ghost

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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

Deep Pink

Saturday, 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

Thursday, 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!

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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

Reflexed Flower

Friday, 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.

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.


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