Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CANNAAAA! (September 2015 Foliage Follow-up)

I don't need a lot of words when I have these:
"Would you say I have a plethora of Canna Flambe?"

Canna 'Flambe' being awesome

Canna 'Flambe', awesome-er

Flopping over and still painfully awesome

Bloomin' awesome (you see what I did there??)

'Lest you think I'm a Canna snob, I am also in love with the Yucca 'Lonestar'. The leaves are a little wider and a brighter than the traditional softleaf Yucca:
Yucca 'Lonestar', with Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' photobombing in the background
I'm looking forward to seeing how tall they'll get; one of the things I love about the more common Yucca is how they can be cleaned up to have a trunk as they mature. They look very Seussian, and we need more of that in this world.

I'll definitely be planting more of these...perhaps near the Canna! (Gasp!!! This is just like the first time peanut butter and chocolate were combined!)

And last but not least, my Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious': they're bright, cheery and adorable whether they ever bloom or not:
Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious'
I love the different hues of charteuse!

That's right: the foliage trifecta
Thanks SO much to Pam Penick for hosting the Foliage Follow-Up every month, and more importantly helping us all shine a spotlight on the "supporting cast" of our gardens, that are really stealing the show!


  1. Your cannas look really happy, Wendy. I have a stunted one that doesn't get enough of either sun or water. Or both. Like you, I enjoy softleaf yucca, although, man, they always get so much bigger than I anticipate. I hadn't seen the 'Lonestar' cultivar, but it's pretty and has a nice name. :-)

    1. I'd never seen the Yucca either until I made a trip to Hill Country Water Gardens this Spring! I left without them the first trip, and then made a special trip back when I couldn't stop thinking about them.

      These Canna aren't getting any more water than any of the others, but it's like they're on steroids. I hope they survive Winter! :-/