They have been
a silent icon of the ‘Aussie’
garden for as long as I can remember.
Growing up, I recall watching my
mother lovingly tend to her modest
crop of cannas that were allocated
to ‘her’ corner of the
yard by my father, who just could
not quite grasp the concept that growing
flowers for pleasure was just as rewarding
as having the most immaculate lawn
in the street.
Cannas have come a long way since
the seventies, and they can still
evoke memories with their flamboyant,
almost gaudy retro colours and large
Today, gardeners of the ‘naughties’
continue to embrace the natural attributes
that cannas have to offer and with
even more colour combinations (except
the blue shades) and variety to choose
from, we are almost spoilt for choice.
Magazine Features: 24 named varieties