Like so many tropical plants, cannas love the heat. They take their sweet time during the cooler weather of spring, but as the thermometer starts to climb in May and June, they kick into high gear.
I’ve been keeping a close eye on this clump of cannas in the front yard and I swear their leaves have doubled in size in just a matter of weeks. On Sunday I spotted the first emerging flower stalks, and now one is blooming and the other will be in a few days.
Who cares what the calendar says, to me there is no clearer sign that summer is here!
P.S. I grew this canna from seed. The official name is Canna × generalis ‘Spritzii’.