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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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Canna lilies are classified in three groups - the ornamental- leaved, the green-leaved and the bronze or black-leaved.
As this is a large plant, only bold neighbours will suffice and canna lilies are ideal.
Bring pots of tender bulbs including canna lilies and eucomis into the greenhouse for the winter.
LARGE, banana-like leaves - which come in greens, blue-greens, variegations and stripes - and bold, exotic-looking blooms that resemble giant gladioli in yellow, orange, red and pink shades make canna lilies tops for giving the garden a tropical touch.
CHOOSE a mixture of hardy evergreens, such as palms and bamboo, along with vibrant perennials such as crocosmia, day lilies, canna lilies, dahlias and rudbeckias, ready to plant into fertile soil in a warm, sheltered, sunny spot.
At night when I'd lie awake in the old iron bed, I'd look out the screened window at the huge canna lilies silhouetted in the moonlight and smell the sweet fragrance of the rose-covered trellis nearby.
Plant canna lilies grown in pots in the greenhouse outside now, providing taller plants within summer bedding displays.
Ditto for dahlias, gladiolus, and canna lilies, though their bulbs need to be dug up and stored before the first frost.
Go for strong shapes such as Canna lilies with their delicate trumpets, or full-blown white peonies for a dash of decadence.
? Place canna lilies grown in pots in the greenhouse outside.
The flower list is considerable, ranging from anemones to tropical canna lilies, every shape and form of chrysanthemums, dahlias and blue liriopes, sedums for butterflies, toad lilies and colchicums.