What is it? Large flowering plant

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Date Photo Taken: 08/01/2012
Location: Marietta, GA
Posted By: TSF10

Notes:

I have a section of my yard where these plants grow each year. Large soft stalks, large wide leaves, and beautiful orange flowers mid to late summer. The whole plant dies back in late fall early winter.

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Canna…
    Apparently you can dig the tubers and eat them like taters…
    http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/canna-lily.html

    I haven’t tried it yet…

    April 12th, 2013 at 9:04 am
  2. spatialdrift Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like a type of canna! The kinds I see around here and at the big box stores, usually have wider petals – you’re looks more delicate and exotic to me :)

    April 12th, 2013 at 11:54 am
  3. carolhight Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like a canna lily.

    April 12th, 2013 at 6:15 pm
  4. Sally Unregistered says:

    I believe it is a Canna Lily. Very pretty! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canna_%28plant%29

    April 12th, 2013 at 11:45 pm
  5. Bernadette Unregistered says:

    I live in Cumming, GA (Forsyth County) and I believe these are Canas (or Cannas). There are many, many different varities. They grow about 3 feet tall; have very large leaves, some of which are varigated and a new variety is even a dark maroon color. The flowers come in many colors and the flower shapes vary, too. Your picture seems to show the flowers about to bloom.
    Here is a link just to show an example.

    http://www.americanmeadows.com/flower-bulbs/canna-lily-flower-bulbs?crcat=ppc-10-167+spring+bulbs-canna~flower&crsource=adwords&crkw=cana%20flower&crcampaign=23289489664&gclid=CNH73qSByrYCFQ6xnQod6yIAEg

    April 14th, 2013 at 7:04 am

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