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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.

Up, Up And Away!

Monday, February 16th, 2009


Canna seedlings, 2/15/09
Canna seedlings, 2/15/09

It’s been nine days since I posted a photo of the seedlings. It sure seems like they are rocketing skyward. I will pot up the larger ones in a week or so.

Seedlings Progress

Saturday, February 7th, 2009


Canna seedlings - 2/6/09
Canna seedlings – 2/6/09

Only about half of the canna seeds in this tray have germinated, but never give up easily. Some may take three or four weeks to come up.


Dill and cilantro - 2/6/09
Dill and cilantro – 2/6/09

Leaf lettuce and Erodium 'Sweetheart' - 2/6/09
Leaf lettuce and Erodium ‘Sweetheart’ – 2/6/09

Canna Seeds Sprout

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Baby cannas emerge.
Baby cannas emerge.

The canna seeds I planted last week began showing sprouts. At first, they are white, but turn completely green before their first day is done.

New Orange Canna Seedling

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

This canna seedling has spidery orange flowers.
This canna seedling has spidery orange flowers.

Another orange seedling! I like this one very much! The soft orange flowers are about 3 inches across. It seems to be a dwarf with lightly wavy green foliage.

Another canna blooms indoors
Another canna blooms indoors

Slightly wavy foliage similar to C. 'Orange Punch'
Slightly wavy foliage similar to C. ‘Orange Punch’

Canna Seedlings In The House

Sunday, December 28th, 2008


This darling pink canna is blooming in the house.
This darling pink canna is blooming in the house.

On the day it snowed, I could not stop myself from bringing in some of my canna seedlings. I grouped them up by the sliding glass door and they are starting to bloom! This canna grew from a seed of the dwarf white Ermine. It seems to be a dwarf, also. The foliage looks just like the leaves of Ermine. I love the yellow markings on pink.

Looks like a keeper!
Looks like a keeper!

Snowman, the guinea pig, enjoys living in a canna forest.
Snowman, the guinea pig, enjoys living in a canna forest.

Seed Pods – Seedling Happy Henry

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

The seedling Happy Henry with pods
The seedling Happy Henry with pods

Last Minute Seedling Blooms

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

One of my seedlings finally opened a little orange flower.
One of my seedlings finally opened a little orange flower.

I waited and waited for this one to bloom. I really like the long narrow foliage and got excited when I saw an orange and yellow petal peaking out of the bud. The flower turned out to be quite small.

Lovely leaves, tiny flower
Lovely leaves, tiny flower

Not Dead Yet!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Yes, I’m still here and so is Canna Land. My laptop lost its motherboard, but now is back from the shop and all is well. We have enjoyed a very warm autumn here in Las Vegas. The cannas have not yet been nipped by frost. Many are still blooming.

I’m trying to encourage my seedlings to go ahead and bloom before it’s too late. The first of my 2008 seedlings is yellow with red speckles. The flower is wide open with narrow petals – about 4 inches across. It has blue-green leaves with the look of a water canna.

My first canna seedling to bloom!

My first canna seedling to bloom!

I have decided to grow this canna next year to see how it does. I like the way it holds up to our hot summer sun and does well in a pot. I think that this seedling is probably very similar to other named varieties, but it has two of my most necessary qualities. So I am planning to grow it at least for next season. I will call it Happy Henry just for fun.

Happy Henry

Happy Henry

Happy Henry (left) with another unnamed seedling

Happy Henry (left) with another unnamed seedling

Canna Seedlings

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Seedling of C. 'India Prince'
Seedling of C. ‘India Prince’

Seedling of C. compacta subsp. cinabrina
Seedling of C. compacta subsp. cinabrina


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