Year 2 – July 9, 2013 Canna Lily
This is a top view of the Canna Lily that I planted in my yard. A friend of mine gave me a whole bunch of the bulbs and the plant is now growing quite healthy. In the few days, I may be able to show you the flower. In the meantime here it is.
Canna (or canna lily, although not a true lily) is a genus of nineteen species of flowering plants. The closest living relations to cannas are the other plant families of the order Zingiberales, that is the Zingiberaceae (gingers), Musaceae (bananas), Marantaceae, Heliconiaceae, Strelitziaceae, etc. Although a plant of the tropics, most cultivars have been developed in temperate climates and are easy to grow in most countries of the world as long as they can enjoy at least 6–8 hours average sunlight during the summer, and are moved to a warm location for the winter. The name Canna originates from the Celtic word for a cane or reed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canna)