New here, and to canna's
I was given a few rhizomes last year and the results were good. I took a bit more time with soil preparation this year and the results are spectacular.
I don't know what variety I have, nor do I have the technical ability to post a photo.
The are around six feet tall, large green foliage, and upright, slightly curved scarlet blossoms.
I'm bitten by the bug. I've constructed a longitudinal bed (3x8) in total day long sun. I used 36 cubic feet of compost, and covered that with around 50 cubic feet of horse manure and bedding that is wood chips. This bed is being kept moist, even in this dry weather. I'll be adding some 'topsoil' a bit later in the season.
In the spring, I'll be planting my current ones plus some Black Knight, Richard Wallace, Tangelo, and Miss Oklahoma. These will be purchased from Horn.
I love watching the hummers come in to feed on these.
The intention is for the bed to grow a few feet in either direction every year.
When I have some decent stock, I'll be looking to trade.
I wish I could afford some of the Karchesky varieties, wow, are they stunning.