Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Update: Alice Harris of Karchesky Canna tells me that this is not the Longwood Gardens' Endeavour. I wonder what it is.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
The Diva Cleopatra
Canna 'Cleopatra' continues to amaze.
Each flower on Cleopatra can be different.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I was not expecting Tangelo. I ordered 'Lenape' and 'Gaiety' from a dealer on eBay. It turns out I received 'Tangelo' and 'Cleopatra'. I was very disappointed at first, but Tangelo has its good points. It is very cute and small with darker green leaves and copper orange flowers. The bloom stems and seed pods are purple.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Dawn Pink's Leaf Tips
Canna 'Dawn Pink' has cupped or spooned leaf tips
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Cattleya is an heirloom canna with a large open flower of yellow, red, and orange.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Seedling of C. 'India Prince'
Seedling of C. compacta subsp. cinabrina
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Canna 'Taj Mahal' Blooms First
'Taj Mahal' has lovely pink flowers with yellow dots in the throat.
Canna 'Taj Mahal' is a simply beautiful canna. This is my first time to see this canna bloom. I got it kind of late last summer. The leaves are shiney medium green. Taj Mahal is supposed to be a medium-height canna, but started blooming when only about 2 feet tall. Right now I am growing this one in a pot. Too much direct Las Vegas sun scorches the white spot and turns it brown. I'm moving it around trying to find the optimal location.
'Taj Mahal' also has a large white or cream blotch on the back of each petal.