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"Crocosmia pack a lot of punch in summer," by the Whistling Gardener

It is always hard for me to focus in on one variety of plant this time of year. But this little treatise is going to zoom in on the genus Crocosmia - mostly because they are coming into full bloom now and there isn’t a day that goes by that someone doesn’t come into the store with a sample and want to know what it is.

It is always hard for me to focus in on one variety of plant this time of year. But this little treatise is going to zoom in on the genus Crocosmia - mostly because they are coming into full bloom now and there isn’t a day that goes by that someone doesn’t come into the store with a sample and want to know what it is.

"CANNA LILIES — Bold, gaudy perennials for the flamboyant gardener," by the Whistling Gardener

I have always had a love affair with cannas. Having grown up in southern California, cannas were a staple item in the landscape. The large growing varieties that reached six to eight feet tall were seen throughout most of the public parks where they were used in formal plantings, much like back in Victorian times.

I have always had a love affair with cannas. Having grown up in southern California, cannas were a staple item in the landscape.

The large growing varieties that reached six to eight feet tall were seen throughout most of the public parks where they were used in formal plantings, much like back in Victorian times.

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