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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Canna 'Endeavour'


Canna 'Endeavour'
Update: Alice Harris of Karchesky Canna tells me that this is not the Longwood Gardens' Endeavour. I wonder what it is.
Posted by Dawn Hill at 10:53 PM
Edited on: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 2:22 AM
Categories: C. 'Endeavour', Flowers
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Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Diva Cleopatra

Canna 'Cleopatra' continues to amaze.
Canna 'Cleopatra' continues to amaze.
Each flower on Cleopatra can be different.
Each flower on Cleopatra can be different.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Tangelo Surprise

Canna 'Tangelo'
Canna 'Tangelo'

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.

Posted by Dawn Hill at 1:07 AM
Categories: C. 'Tangelo', Flowers
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dawn Pink's Leaf Tips

Canna 'Dawn Pink' has cupped or spooned leaf tips
Canna 'Dawn Pink' has cupped or spooned leaf tips
Posted by Dawn Hill at 11:19 PM
Categories: C. 'Dawn Pink', Foliage
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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Cattleya Blooms

Canna 'Cattleya'
Canna 'Cattleya'

Cattleya is an heirloom canna with a large open flower of yellow, red, and orange.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Canna Seedlings

Seedling of C. 'India Prince'
Seedling of C. 'India Prince'
Seedling of C. compacta subsp. cinabrina
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.
'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.
'Taj Mahal' also has a large white or cream blotch on the back of each petal.