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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Sugar Lips

Canna seedling 'Sugar Lips'
Canna seedling 'Sugar Lips'

Sugar Lips has pale cream stamanodes (petals) covered with small light pink spots and magenta lines on the labellum (lower petal). The foliage is blue-green. It is from one of Alice Harris's hand-crossed whites seeds. I've decided to plant this one in the ground for further testing.

Sugar Lips hangs out on the patio.
Sugar Lips hangs out on the patio.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Edna Tulip

Canna 'Edna Tulip'
Canna 'Edna Tulip'

Edna Tulip is an outstanding heavy bloomer. The flowers are uniquely colored: very light yellow with a pink center.

Soft butter yellow with a pink center
Soft butter yellow with a pink center
Left to right:  Grackleflap, Edna Tulip, yellow seedling
Left to right: Grackleflap, Edna Tulip, yellow seedling
Posted by Dawn Hill at 10:06 PM
Categories: Buds, C. 'Edna Tulip', Flowers
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

First Canna Blooms

Canna glauca 'Panache'
Canna glauca 'Panache'
Canna 'Dawn Pink'
Canna 'Dawn Pink'
Canna 'Cardinal Sinn'
Canna 'Cardinal Sinn'

Monday, May 25, 2009

Canna Buds Appear!

Canna 'Dawn Pink' is one of the first with buds.
Canna 'Dawn Pink' is one of the first with buds.

WooHoooo! Dawn Pink is going to bloom any minute. Every time I walk among my cannas, I find a new bud. So far, I have spotted them on Cardinal Sinn, Edna Tulip, Orange Punch and Panache. There is a good chance some of these will be open tomorrow.

Posted by Dawn Hill at 12:26 AM
Categories: Buds, C. 'Dawn Pink'
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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Hanging Out By The Pool With Richard Wallace

Canna 'Richard Wallace'
Canna 'Richard Wallace'

Richard Wallace is a yellow canna with apple green leaves. There are a sprinkling of red dots in the flower's throat. It is a historic canna developed in 1902. It is also a historic canna for me because it was the first canna I brought home in Las Vegas, NV. For a long time, I grew only Richard Wallace and Dawn Pink in large pots next to the swimming pool ladder. Don't be fooled by Richard Wallace's small, brittle rhizomes. He is a vigorous and agressive grower.

Canna 'Richard Wallace' buds are yellow/green.
Canna 'Richard Wallace' buds are yellow/green.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

This Little Light Of Mine

Canna 'Bangkok' has the brightest yellow buds.
Canna 'Bangkok' has the brightest yellow buds.

C. 'Bangkok' is a treat for the eyes: green and white striped foliage, sunny yellow flowers, and red buds. It is short, so this year I am growing it in a pot. The foliage alone is very decorative.

Bangkok's flowers have an elegant white stripe down the center of the petals.
Bangkok's flowers have a white stripe down the center of the petal.
Posted by Dawn Hill at 1:15 AM
Categories: Buds, C. 'Bangkok', Flowers, Foliage
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Confess - I Love Cardinal Sinn

Canna 'Cardinal Sinn' is very generous with his red flowers.
Canna 'Cardinal Sinn' is very generous with his red flowers.

Friday, August 08, 2008

The Many Faces Of Cleopatra

Canna 'Cleopatra' with purple streaks on foliage
Canna 'Cleopatra' with purple streaks on foliage

Cleopatra is a chimera. This is a genetic condition that causes the plant to have variable flowers and foliage. Stalks with all green leaves produce yellow flowers with red dots. If the leaves have purple streaks, then the flowers will have more red in them. Look at the buds. Usually the yellow buds produce mostly yellow flowers and the red buds produce mostly red flowers. Every flower can be different, even on the same stalk.

Canna 'Cleopatra' with petal divided - half red and half yellow
Canna 'Cleopatra' with petal divided - half red and half yellow

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Australia Buds

Buds of Canna 'Australia'
Buds of Canna 'Australia'

This loose head of reddish buds is a lovely compliment to the dark narrow leaves of Canna 'Australia'. The flowers will be bright red.

Posted by Dawn Hill at 10:45 PM
Categories: Buds, C. 'Australia'
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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Red Dazzler Buds

Buds of C. 'Red Dazzler'
Buds of C. 'Red Dazzler'

Posted by Dawn Hill at 10:04 PM
Categories: Buds, C. 'Red Dazzler'
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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Yellow Futurity Buds

Leaf and buds of Canna 'Yellow Futurity'
Leaf and buds of Canna 'Yellow Futurity'

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Cleopatra Blooms!

Canna 'Cleopatra'
Canna 'Cleopatra'

These are the first blooms of Cleopatra. They are lovely bright yellow with red spots.

Posted by Dawn Hill at 9:54 PM
Categories: Buds, C. 'Cleopatra', Flowers
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Saturday, August 11, 2007

State of Confusion

Canna 'Cleopatra' buds
Canna 'Cleopatra' buds

The buds of Cleopatra are randomly colored green, purple or both.

Posted by Dawn Hill at 9:51 PM
Categories: Buds, C. 'Cleopatra'
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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mystery Cannas Fixing To Bloom

Unknown canna with buds
Unknown canna with buds

This striped leaf canna is new to my yard. It seems very happy in Las Vegas. It's growth could be described as aggressive. I'm really excited about seeing the flowers. The leaves make me think of C. 'Bangkok', but we shall see.

Posted by Dawn Hill at 9:41 PM
Categories: Buds, C. 'Bangkok'
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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ermine Buds Opening

C. 'Ermine' buds are opening.
C. 'Ermine' buds are opening.

C. 'Ermine' flowers opening.
C. 'Ermine' flowers opening.

Posted by Dawn Hill at 9:31 PM
Categories: Buds, C. 'Ermine', Flowers
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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

White-Flowered Canna Ermine

Canna 'Ermine' with buds
Canna 'Ermine' with buds

Ermine is a short little canna with light green leaves. This particular canna is a new seedling to my yard. I've got it growing in a large pot in dappled sunlight. I'm really excited to see it ready to bloom so quickly!

Canna 'Ermine' just loves the camera
Canna 'Ermine' just loves the camera

Posted by Dawn Hill at 9:18 PM
Categories: Buds, C. 'Ermine'
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