Monday, August 11, 2008


Canna 'Red King Humbert'
Canna 'Wyoming'
Some people consider Canna too coarse for residential gardens. They also think the colors are too brash. Well that's okay, but I find them to be bold and exciting additions to my garden. I grow them along with my Castor Bean Plants ( Ricinus communis) which grow up to fifteen feet tall in one season.

Canna 'Red King Humbert' sends up spikes that can reach ten feet. When they get that tall however they usually break from the weight of the flowers. I usually just cut them back and wait for another show later on. Canna 'Wyoming' grows about six feet tall and the orange blooms are bright and happy. I can't imagine a summer without Cannas!

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