Tuesday, July 30, 2013

C is for Canna

One of the plants that grow so wonderfully in our yard is the CANNA Ferrandii.  The Canna plant is considered part of the lily family but not really a lily.

See the beautiful CONTRAST of my CANNA against the white siding on our home.








 
I think the bloom is a beautiful color--between a red and an orange.
 
 
 
Some gardening sites recommend you dig up  the bulbs and store over the winter but I have NEVER done this and they come back beautiful every summer.


Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


 
 
 
Ann
 

18 comments:

Marilyn said...

I've always thought the cannas look so exotic! You must live in a warmer zone because they would need to be dug up for the winter in Zone 5. I've also heard that hummingbirds like them. Maybe I should put them on my plant list for next summer.♥♫

Carver said...

Lovely shots. I like Canna Lilies a lot. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

LV said...

I like those blooms too. Your is such a vibrant color. I have some from my neighbor's yard, but they are yellow.

photowannabe said...

Cannas remind me of my parents garden so long ago.
They were always growing along the side of the house.
So pretty and hearty.

Sue McPeak said...

Such pretty shots of the canna's against your house. These grow well here in Texas, too. The thing I like is that they are perennials. The thing I dislike...thinning them out. LOL!!! Thanks for stopping by CITexas Gal. Always great to hear from you.
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Roger Owen Green said...

that canna reach very high!
ROG, ABC WEDNESDAY

Leslie: said...

The leaves look luscious! And the colour is cool...

Leslie
abcw team

Hildred said...

Canna are so beautiful, - I don't have them here in my small town garden, but do admire them.

W. Latane Barton said...

I like cannas, too. Had some once but not anymore. don't know what happened. Oh well.

ChrisJ said...

I do love Canna Lilies and especially like that beautiful color.

Reader Wil said...

Lovely colour, Ann! I love cannas, but I thought the cannas in Indonesia were bigger. I am not sure though.
Have a great day.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Michelle said...

Your Canna Lilies are gorgeous. Their coloring looks lovely against the side of the house.

uberrhund said...

I love Cannas and they grow well here without digging them up in Winter. We used to have a swath of them in the side yard before the new driveway was poured. I should add some to the backyard for next season, thanks for the great post!

Marie said...

Stunning canna...yes, the white wall is the perfect background! It brings out that rich orangey red color.

Kara said...

The leaves are beautiful and a great color as well.

Martha said...

Very pretty. I love flower gardens, just wish I was better at weeding.

Lise said...

Beautiful Canna...we have some at our river home, but the blooms grow similarly to yours but each blossom is larger than yours...same color though!

Annesphamily said...

Oh the flowers are so lovely and I like anything bright and reminding me of the warm sunshine! So pretty!

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