Newest Addition!!

Discussion in 'Flower Gardening' started by heather0315, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. heather0315

    heather0315 New Seed

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Flower Mound, TX
    We came home from the grocery store this morning to find this beautiful little flower in our makeshift garden!! No idea what it is, but it sure is pretty! Definitely was not there yesterday evening when I made my watering rounds!

    [​IMG]
    ( photo / image / picture from heather0315's Garden )
     
    Frank and donna in nc like this.
  2. Loading...


  3. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    11,679
    Likes Received:
    3,088
    Location:
    S. Liberty County - Texas (8B)
    It's a Canna. And it's gorgeous!
     
  4. heather0315

    heather0315 New Seed

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Flower Mound, TX
    Canna as in canna lily??
     
  5. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    18,875
    Likes Received:
    4,049
    Location:
    North Central Texas, Zone 8a
    Canna X generalis (Canna )

    Actually a Canna is not a Lily but sometime in the long ago past the name Canna Lily was stuck on it and just won't let go. I think it got confused with the plant Calla Lily and through mispronunciation the common names have been confused.
     



    Advertisement
  6. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2005
    Messages:
    27,152
    Likes Received:
    3,470
    Location:
    Scotland
    WOW Heather I'd love to find something as lovely as that popping up in my garden.
     
  7. heather0315

    heather0315 New Seed

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Flower Mound, TX
    I am really enjoying this gardening thing since we have been in Texas. We are renting a house and stuff keeps popping up everywhere that we thought was dead! It's really awesome! I like taking the plants and saving them! I get rewarded with sights like this!
     
    cherylad likes this.
  8. waretrop

    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2011
    Messages:
    5,481
    Likes Received:
    2,074
    Location:
    north eastern Pennsylvania
    Now heather0315, You've gone and done it.....I now need lots of these. :D Of course I'll bet I will have to take them in for the Winter being from Pa. and all. :rolleyes: I didn't know that's what they looked like.

    That is beautiful. Do you mind sharing how much you paid for it?

    I can think of a million places that I can put them.
     
  9. heather0315

    heather0315 New Seed

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Flower Mound, TX
    We did not actually pay for it, as it was left at the rental house here in Texas. We just moved it into a big pot and nursed it back to health! We have two of them but only one has produced flowers. The other one is planted in the ground by our neighbors and hasn't produced flowers. I definitely want to look in to getting more!
     
  10. waretrop

    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2011
    Messages:
    5,481
    Likes Received:
    2,074
    Location:
    north eastern Pennsylvania
    LUCKY YOU

    I made this green for I am green with envy.
     
  11. heather0315

    heather0315 New Seed

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Flower Mound, TX
    I know we saw some at Home Depot! I would check there! I am wondering what other colors there are and already plotting where to put them!
     
  12. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Messages:
    17,121
    Likes Received:
    1,248
    Location:
    Originally Galway, Ireland
    What a lovely surprise!
     
  13. Petronius

    Petronius In Flower

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Messages:
    956
    Likes Received:
    299
    That is a beautiful red Canna.
     

Share This Page