By |2015-06-12T09:46:36-04:00June 11, 2015|Friday Flowers|

Canna Lily

I’ve always been fascinated by them….so exotic, so colorful and so out of reach when I lived in a colder climate. But now I can grow them AND overwinter them!! I began with a few rather ordinary, garden center varieties two years ago. So this spring I decided to try some really exotic and unusual (read: expensive) varieties.

This is Canna ‘Bengal Tiger’


I went to Plant Delights over in Raleigh. They will mail order anything in their catalogue, but they also open up the center to the public several times a year. Mind you, this is one of the premier nurseries anywhere. The cover of the catalogue says, “Since 1988, Plant Delights Nursery is THE source for unique, rare and native perennial plants.” It’s true!

Canna Bengal TigerIMG_7913a_wm Foliage of ‘Bengal Tiger’


IMG_7914_wm It grows to 70″ high!

And here is a second variety, ‘Pink Sunburst’.

IMG_7892_wm This is the foliage only: the flowers haven’t yet appeared.

Kind of fun, no? Do you grow Cannas? Any varieties you recommend to us?