(above photo) "Spring Flowers" garden sculpture created by author from old recycled bed springs.
Canna Red Stripe
Canna red stripe is a rare and very impressive and showy specimen, not only for its erect brilliant red blooms and its lush and shockingly beautiful burgundy red and green leaves, but also for its great stature. This canna easily grows to eight or nine feet in central Florida and other temperate zones. It may have a bit less height in cooler climates but it will still be a show stopper. The flowers are a bright red, leaning slightly toward the orange side of the spectrum. The leaves are large and bear the dark red stripes for which it was named.
this photo of the first bloom of spring, the plants have not yet reached
their maximum height of
8 or 9 feet.
the vivid contrasting leaf colors, it is easy to see how this canna came to
be named Red Stripe.
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