originated in Asia and Latin America, and later they were popular plants in Victorian Great Britain which were probably grown in hot houses.
Walk around the new exotic garden at RHS Garden Wisley, the horticultural charity's flagship site, and you'll be transported to faraway places amid great, leafy banana plants, pint-sized pineapples, zingy yellow and orange cannas
, lushleaved ginger and wafting palms.
Philippine Honorary Consul Danilo Cannas
of Cagliari informed the Philippine Embassy in Rome that at least six online news publications in Cagliari cited the local Filipino community for its clean-up of a public plaza named after Italys famous military general and nationalist, Giuseppe Garibaldi.
care Bring your potted cannas
indoors and gradually stop watering them in order to dry them off.
have particularly striking foliage with stripes and markings in all shades of green, yellow, orange and red.
I have glad bulbs, dahlias and cannas
in storage in the cellar for the winter.
, which we're also bringing in now, fulfil the same sort of function and add real panache too.
are one of the garden's biggest show-offs so take care of them as the first frosts creep in and the rewards will be immense.
come from the Caribbean and South America but thrive all over the world where conditions suit them, in warmer climes often escaping the confines of the garden and naturalising in the surrounding area.
, hostas, deep orange dahlias, fiery crocosmias and tender bulbs such as gloriosa will all add heat to the scene, while plants of architectural interest such as Fatsia japonica, palms, cordyline and phormium can all add to that tropical feel.
Tropicanna Black' blends particularly well in tropical gardens alongside other cannas
, such as the two pictured, or with agapanthus, palms, and bananas.
Siracusa showed me a dense planting of bronze-leafed, orange-flowered cannas
growing in a side yard and asked me if I wanted one.
throw up huge, ornate leaves and the flower spikes are topped with orchid-like flowers varying in colour from pale lemon through to coral, salmon, pink, red and almost black.
went right out of fashion after they had been a plant much-loved by the Victorians, but this bold and beautiful plant has recently made a comeback for patio planting and to beef up a border from midsummer onwards.
Also spotted, this time in a park, was a bed of cannas
in a stunning red, right.