Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Thursday, September 02, 2010


This is one Canna I grow for the foliage as well as the flowers. It is hardy in zones 7-11 prefers full sun to partial shade. It will also do well in a large pot, and will grow up to 4' in the container, and 6' in the garden.

I love the shades of the multi-hued leaves, and it will be crowned with brilliant tangerine orange flowers. This year due to our cooler than usual summer, the plant is slow in showing it's lovely blooms.


Bangchik said...

beautiful foliage... and interesting how the colour ends with green at the lower leaf.

Laura said...

This is my first year growing Canna. Your right. They are worth it just for the foliage.

bettyl said...

Wow! Those are some brilliant colors! I'm so jealous that I don't have a big garden!

Rusty in Miami said...

I love cannas but so do the snails in my garden

Diana (Di) said...

I also grow and love this canna, especially for the foliage. It pairs nicely with some of my darker colored foliage.