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    08 / 01 / 2012

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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.


  • MANDI ARMSTRONG Unregistered says:

    haha i keep being told 3 to 4 feet high and die. but mine are like 10 feet tall and so far 3 years have not died out. have in a covered patio though. makes it all very jungle like. my flower looks exactly like the one in the pic but my leave are huge like a real elephant ear.

    August 11th, 2020 at 1:49pm

  • 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.

    April 14th, 2013 at 7:05am

  • Sally Unregistered says:

    I believe it is a Canna Lily. Very pretty!

    April 12th, 2013 at 11:26pm

  • carolhight Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like a canna lily.

    April 12th, 2013 at 6:57pm

  • spatialdrift Master Identifier 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 11:12am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Canna… Apparently you can dig the tubers and eat them like taters… I haven’t tried it yet…

    April 12th, 2013 at 9:46am

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