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canna

An obsolete term for a long tubular structure, fancifully likened to a reed (Greek, kanna; reed)—e.g., a long bone.
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Cannas used as dot plants in municipal bedding schemes look lonely like a scarecrow in a field of wheat.
Place your architectural plants such as cannas, cordylines or phormiums in the middle of the pot and fill the gaps in front with smaller flowering plants to complement.
If you can grow dahlias or chrysanthemums, you can grow Canna lilies.
Start with the plants indoors in early spring, although I tend to leave my pots of cannas near to the house, covered with a mulch of straw over the winter, and they still come back.
Cannas are also selfsupporting, so there's no need to stake their 6ft stems.
In the Valley, there is no better plant selection for a side yard planting than Canna.
Cannas were first hybridised for ornamental purposes in the mid-19th century and became very popular in Victorian times, when they were grown in conservatories and grand, if labour-intensive, summer bedding schemes.
Cannas were also a feature of these hot borders and are a wonderful choice if you want to create a tropical effect or enjoy architectural style planting - big banana-like leaves and very vibrant flowers in sizzling oranges, reds and yellows.
Gladioli Dahlias Lilies Eucomis Chocolate Cosmos Allium Mix Allium with other flowers to get a Mediterranean look Agapanthus Canna
The flowers of irises, which they resemble, are the only garden blooms that can compete with Cannas for sheer opulence.
Canna is a genus of around ten species, native to tropical and sub-tropical America, most coming from South America.
The pineapple-shaped blooms of eucomis are especially good for containers - and cannas will give a lush, tropical feel to the garden.