Create a Stunning Garden with Canna Lilies
Mystery of the Missing Tropicana Canna Lilies
Canna lilies come in a variety of colors, including white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. Imagine my surprise when I realized that the stunning canna lily, adored by gardeners throughout Central Texas, seems to be missing its Tropicana variety in the Madisonville area, so we're on the lookout for the deep-red-orange Tropicana.
It's hard not to fall in love with the mesmerizing unfurling leaves of this gentle giant, even though its vibrant flowers often take the backseat in terms of attention. They do well as a backdrop to a perennial garden, growing nearly 6 feet tall, and creating a reliable backdrop for lower-growing roses, shrubs, and seasonal annuals.
When the sunlight dances on their petals, it's like witnessing a dazzling display of pink, orange, and red fireworks, all from the slender stripes of these 3 to 4 ft tall, low-maintenance plants. Generously blooming all season, they can adapt to both wet and dry conditions, making them perfect for ditches, pond edges, and drought-prone areas.
Experience the magic of cannas as they transform your garden into a stunning photoshoot haven! Delight in their non-invasive nature as their large bulbs gracefully multiply each year, giving you the opportunity to spread their charm to friends and neighbors.
These enchanting Canna lilies not only captivate our hearts but also attract the delightful company of hummingbirds and butterflies moving north to their breeding grounds.
Consider yourself lucky to enjoy these plants without the hassle faced by northern gardeners! We had to carefully shelter our cannas in tree-size nursery pots during the winter months. We anxiously watched for new growth that survived the occasional late frost.
Though the garden may lose some of its beloved cannas to mildew or freezing temperatures, the captivating photos and memories created with these hardy garden staples make them worth growing and sharing year after year.
*Update; we've finally found some of the golden Tropicana variety! Photos to come!