|'Striped Beauty' - green and yellow striped leaves make this canna provide interesting color in the garden even when the red budded, white striped yellow flowers are not in bloom; its dwarf height makes it even more adaptable as a garden subject; 2'-3'.|
Big, bold and colorful, with heights ranging from 2'-10', the Canna is one of the most versatile and cost effective perennials for the southern garden. They flower in the heat of mid-late summer when many other plants give out. These lush plants, reminiscent of the banana, give areas of the garden the mysterious and romantic feeling of the tropics, while they actually take on the role of the summer garden 'bones' and backdrop. The smaller cultivars, however, fit in nicely in the middle of the garden among other perennials and are excellent centerpieces for patio planters. With lance-shaped leaves of green, burgundy and even multi-colored stripes along with flowers of bright red, yellow, coral and multi-colors, the possibilities are endless as to where and with what combinations cannas can be planted. They are even happy planted in a pot submerged in a pond. We even use the leaves as well as the flowers as accents in flower arrangements! NOTE: 'Self-cleaning' means that they drop their spent flowers without assistance. 3-5 eye tuberous rootstocks; plant 10"-18" apart; zones 7 -10.
Canna - Striped Beauty