Sunday, January 11, 2009

Today's Flower's #22

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I'm usually pretty good at finding the flowers name but this exotic has me stumped. I'm sure someone can name it. It was the flower bed at the library. The photos were taken in the Fall with the flower at full bloom. It was at least four feet (1.3 meters) tall .

Titania was the first to name it a Canna sometimes called a Canna Lily although not a true Lily.
It has an unusual and colorful red bloom. I think I have it captured well enough for an ID.
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39 comments:

RuneE said...

That was some giant! I don't think I have seen that one before. We are more used to smaller ones

Sandradb said...

I must admit I haven't seen this flower ever, well, but I also must admit that it looks very spectacular.

Luiz Ramos said...

I´ve seen that flower but I don´t know its name.
It´s beautiful.
Luiz Ramos

Titania said...

Fishing guy this is a beautiful "Canna"!

Carletta said...

Yes, a Canna or some people call them Canna Lily although it's not really a Lily as such.
Beautiful capture.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Canna, Tom. There is a house near my inlaws house in Hendersonville, TN --which has a huge circular bed of these beauties. If one is this pretty, can you imagine how much prettier several would be??!!!!
Betsy

Shellmo said...

These are beautiful - love the red! Wish I knew more about flowers but I certainly enjoy them!

Mamapippa said...

In Belgium, we call this a Canna, it's a great color !
Greetings !

Darla said...

Yep, we call those Canna Lilies around here too, I have some. Great pics!!

Tipper said...

I had some cannas but something ate the bulb portion. Very pretty color!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Fishing,

Thanks my friend!
I loved these red flowers!
Your music is also so beautiful!

Luiz

Arija said...

Could it be Arrowroot? It has the same growth habit and leaves although mine has not flowered as yet. It definitely belongs to the same family as the Canna Lily.
Nice photos.

Gill - That British Woman said...

the local council plant a lot of these in their flower beds in the summer around here.

Gill in Canada

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Beautiful flower, but I don't know its the name...
Have a nice week..

Annie said...

Yes, here in Australia we call them canna lilies too...

I wonder does it belong to the ginger family?

Annie

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Oh it is lovely, isn't it? It's amazing how tall it gets!!
What a wonderful color it gets!
Just beautiful photos!!!
~Michele~
((Hugs))

Day4plus said...

It's a Canna alright and a beauty to boot. Thanks. MB

Amanda said...

Yep it is a Canna and the come in many colors and grow like a weed.

George said...

Tom, I can't help you identify that flower, but I can tell you that your photos are beautiful.

Tina said...

Fg,
Such color on this Canna, I love canna but we only see them in the spring around here..an easter flower sometimes..Lovely shots!

Napaboaniya said...

Lovely!!
These flowers are pretty common around me, but I'm ashamed to say I've got no idea what's the name of it :(

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That bright red color is so refreshing in the middle of winter.
Blessings,Ruth

Mary said...

Very cheerful right now!

Race said...

looks like the same flower of my entry but a big one indeed! very nice!

Paz said...

It's beautiful. I like it!

Paz

Jo Castillo said...

Wow, love it! Whatever it is. Thanks. I like red so the cardinals in the previous post are great, too.

Arlene said...

Nice choice of flower for this week! I love the reds. :) That's common here in the Philippines.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Cannas do come in such fantastic colors now days, from pale yellow and pinks to reds and orange. They can become a pest in a garden as once planted, you can never get rid of them as they are always popping out somewhere again.

Jama said...

That looks like canna to me too, we have a few hybrid canna here, they bloom all year long in the tropics.

Dirk said...

I enjoyed the pictures of flowers and critters! No cardinal bird in our area and no flowers like this too.

Natural Moments said...

I think I have seen these in Hawaii. They are beautiful.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Oh yes, the canna lily, a favorite of my ruby throated hummingbirds. I have a lot of bulbs resting over winter in our darkest closet. Can't wait to plant them this next spring.

Abraham Lincoln's Blog

Ferreira-Pinto said...

I've already seen some flowers like that but can't really tell their name in English, only in Portuguese.
Anyhow, great colour from a very interesting flower.

By the way, my latest post is on the old tradition ... thus meaning it haves photo and text!

twobarkingdogs said...

Lovely!

Leedra said...

Yes, it is a Canna Lily. They look really well in large groups as a background. You captured the blooms really well, as they don't always photograph that well.

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Pietro said...

Wonderful flower, so tall and with a so bright red! I really enjoyed these fine pictures, Fishing Guy.

Susie of Arabia said...

What a pretty red color - nice!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I'm glad someone named it because though I thought it was a Canna I wasn't sure. Nice photos of it.
:-)

happily retired gal said...

What a beautiful red flower on this calla lily. I photographed something similar on a walk recently. I'll check to see if it's the same thing or not and perhaps share another time.
Hugs and blessings,