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Friday, July 31, 2009

Reflexed Flower

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.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Introducing Jimmie Jill

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.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

First Bloom

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.

Posted by Dawn Hill at 11:37 PM
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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

More Orange From Grackleflap

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.
Posted by Dawn Hill at 10:10 PM
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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Henry

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.
Posted by Dawn Hill at 6:55 PM
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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Orange Punch: Endless Orange

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.