This last spring when we went to the annual Rare Plant Research Nurseries once a year open house (post from May 23rd 2011), we purchased a beautiful plant called a Banana Canna 'canna musafolia'.
I have had many varieties of the canna family in the past and some of them boasted nice leaf color and others the flower was the standout. I personally prefer foliage over the flower in the gardens as I have my prize roses and my ever growing number of orchids that take the cake when it comes to bloom and anything else is.....well just a flower. So you can imagine my excitement when the Banana Canna lived up to its name.
|This was the little gem on the day of purchase|
|The lovely MeMa stands at five foot two in front of the beast. |
It has truly won a spot in the gardens here at Menagerie Manor.