Friday, September 14, 2007
The canna's as tall as an elephant's eye
I tend to avoid tropicals, preferring to put my money into perennials. A couple years ago, a neighbor stopped by with a bag of canna rhizomes, and now I'm hooked. I might even buy some different varieties next spring.
With their dramatic size, these make a great border plant. The tallest of mine have topped 8 feet.
Given the vagaries of our climate, they start to bloom just about the time we get our first frost. And then I face the uneviable chore of digging up their rhizomes in the cold October soil. It's extra fun if it's raining and dark, too.
But when it's all done, I'll have double or more the rhizomes I put in. Next spring, I'll be cruising the neighborhood, looking to give away a bunch of these.