Sunday, August 02, 2009
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.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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
Left to right: Grackleflap, Edna Tulip, yellow seedling
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
First Canna Blooms
Canna glauca 'Panache'
Canna 'Dawn Pink'
Canna 'Cardinal Sinn'
Monday, May 25, 2009
Canna Buds Appear!
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.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Hanging Out By The Pool With 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.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
This Little Light Of Mine
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 a white stripe down the center of the petal.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I Confess - I Love Cardinal Sinn
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
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
Sunday, September 16, 2007
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.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Red Dazzler Buds
Buds of C. 'Red Dazzler'
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Yellow Futurity Buds
Leaf and buds of Canna 'Yellow Futurity'
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
These are the first blooms of Cleopatra. They are lovely bright yellow with red spots.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
State of Confusion
Canna 'Cleopatra' buds
The buds of Cleopatra are randomly colored green, purple or both.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Mystery Cannas Fixing To Bloom
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.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Ermine Buds Opening
C. 'Ermine' buds are opening.
C. 'Ermine' flowers opening.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
White-Flowered Canna Ermine
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