Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
The Hummingbird's Ghost
Hummingbird's Ghost is a seedling of C. 'Pixie'.
Hummingbird's Ghost has a cream-colored flower with some pink lines on the labellum. It is shockingly bland for a canna. The extra-long stigma made me think of a hummingbird's beak.
Hummingbird's Ghost has narrow blue-green leaves.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Exciting New Seedling
Cream flower with red center - a seedling of Thai Princess
The red center fades to magenta.
Blue-green leaves with flowers held high
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Cardinal Sinn Explosion
Canna 'Cardinal Sinn'
Cardinal Sinn puts on quite a show in the Fall
Cardinal Sinn must be the loveliest red canna!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Enormous dark pink flowers distinguish this seedling of Madame Butterfly.
This canna is from a seed I got from Sherry.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Pink and Yellow
Pink and yellow flowered seedling of Canna 'China Doll'
The seed for this canna came from Sherry.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Awesomely orange seedling of Craig's Coral
Seedling of Craig's Coral
I'm crazy about orange flowers in the garden.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sugar Lips Is Ready For Her Close-up
Sugar Lips' flowers are covered with pink spots.
The cannas are beginning their Fall show here, although our weather is still quite hot. These two seedlings are interesting because their color is more nuanced than most cannas. You have to be really close to see the beautiful blending of color inside the flower.
Unnamed seedling of Madame Butterfly
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.
Friday, July 31, 2009
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'
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.
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.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
This seedling of Canna 'China Doll' is the first of my 2009 seedlings to bloom!
These seeds came from Sherry.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
More Orange From Grackleflap
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.
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Happy Henry is a 2008 seedling.
Happy Henry is short with blue-green leaves.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Orange Punch: Endless Orange
Canna 'Orange Punch' is brilliant orange with yellow at the center.
Orange Punch blooms so heavily the flower stems often hang down.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Ermine is such a delight as a potted canna. It always has a choice location on my patio. I think it does better if you can leave it in a pot over the winter because the rhizomes are hideously tiny.
Ermine is a dwarf canna about 2 - 2 1/2 feet tall.
Recently I divided my Ermine. Imagine my horror when the whole batch went down with transplant shock! I guess with the small rhizomes, the divisions couldn't sail through the process as well as cannas with beefier rhizomes.
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
Monday, June 15, 2009
Two New Seedlings Bloom
Bright yellow, orchid-like flowers with pink lines on the lower petal, green foliage
This canna is a seedling of Orange Punch.
I just love yellow cannas!
Cream colored flowers with pink speckles and lines over blue-green foliage
This seedling is from seeds I got from Alice Harris of Karchesky Canna.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Cardinal Sinn Blooms
Cardinal Sinn starts blooming well before he reaches full height.
Canna 'Cardinal Sinn' can hardly wait to start blooming. The first blooms will appear on a short stalk, but each stalk after will be taller than the last before it blooms.