Tuesday, 1 January 2013

BOTANIC GARDENS CANNAS

Canna (or canna lily, although not a true lily) is a genus of nineteen species of flowering plants. The closest living relations to cannas are the other plant families of the order Zingiberales, that is the Zingiberaceae (gingers), Musaceae (bananas), Marantaceae, Heliconiaceae, Strelitziaceae, etc. Canna is the only genus in the family Cannaceae. Such a family has almost universally been recognized by taxonomists.  The name Canna originates from the Celtic word for a cane or reed.

The species have large, attractive foliage and horticulturists have turned it into a large-flowered and bright garden plant. In addition, it is one of the world's richest starch sources, and is an agricultural plant. Although a plant of the tropics, most cultivars have been developed in temperate climates and are easy to grow in most countries of the world as long as they can enjoy at least 6–8 hours average sunlight during the summer, and are moved to a warm location for the winter.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.






HAVE A HAPPY 2013, EVERYONE !

11 comments:

  1. A friend once advised us to watch out or the cannas in our garden would get away from us! BUT ... we wondered if that was such a bad thing!!!

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Cannas certainly brighten up a home garden as well as Melbourne's Botanic Gardens. Thank you for sharing your view of Melbourne in 2012. Looking forward to more in 2013.

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  3. Wish you a very happy New Year. Very peaceful pictures to start the year, I like that.

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  4. Your photos have me dreaming of summer's return.

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  5. Beautiful. Happy New Year to you. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Wow! Bright blue skies contrast beautifully with Cannas. Very different scene from the fog that has settled over Vancouver this morning. Happy New Year to you!

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  7. Beautiful blue skies here in Vegas as well but on the cool side.
    Happy New Year!

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  8. These cannas are certainly bright and beautiful! They look wonderful clumped together!

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  9. Beautiful captures!
    Happy New year!

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  10. Hi Nick,
    What delightful photos! Very good for the New Year.
    Happy New Year!

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