April 28, 2013
Canna Tropicanna in late spring in Phoenix, Arizona
These plants, and the ones in the background, which appear to be a different color, all started from the same six Canna Tropicanna bulbs that I got online at Easy to Grow Bulbs. As you can see, they multiply like crazy, and the ones in the deepest shade (in the foreground) look the best, especially in the early morning with the sunlight showing through the leaves.
The whole point of these plants is the tropical look of the leaves. Yes, they do flower, but only briefly. I let the flowers bloom, which only lasts a day or two, and then cut the stalks way down.
Posted by Brad Hall