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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.
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.
The obvious jobs include bringing any tender summer plants such an canna lilies, dahlias, gladioli, tuberous begonias and liliums into a cool glasshouse, frost free garage, frost free porch, cool spare bedroom or similar to dry out.
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.
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.
Day lilies, calla lilies, canna lilies and hydrangeas sometimes go dormant in cold weather, Green said.
Plant canna lilies grown in pots in the greenhouse outside now, providing taller plants within summer bedding displays.
Canna lilies grown in pots in the greenhouse can be planted outside, providing taller growing features within summer bedding displays.
Sue's efforts to plant flowers in front of the Bishop's House meant ever-lengthening daily sessions of watering - but we have been rewarded with canna lilies, coleus, heliconias and even orchids adding colour, and have new pawpaw, avocado and lemon trees coming up while we await the rainy season which normally arrives around Christmas.