by dkjack 14 Aug 2009

for the deck this year and look what I found tonight! It is beautiful! My pictures do not do it justice.

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by lbrow 15 Aug 2009

dk that looks like what I call a canna lily & they have Yellow, bright red, & a salmon color flowers. Our Elephant Ear plants I have never known to bloom & their leaves are huge & real thick & fibrous. Your pic is lovely. *

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dkjack by dkjack 16 Aug 2009

Well my leaves are hug. That is why I fell in love with the plant. What ever it is, I am enjoying watching it bloom one flower every day. I think there is a total of 10 on this one stem.

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by marjialexa Moderator 15 Aug 2009

Hey, wow, what a surprise for you! This flower is lovely, I would call that a canna, too. I love the picture of Kibby, looks like he's enjoying the flower, too. Thanks for sharing! Hugs,Marji

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dkjack by dkjack 15 Aug 2009

I've done some research this afternoon on my plant. If I look up elephant ears, I find it right away. Nothing said about it blooming. Just a large green plant. If I look up canna, I find one that looks like it called Canna "President". hahaha The only difference in all the other canna's I found had "red" around or in the leaves (real pretty) and mine are totally green like the "President". Wonder if my bulbs were mislabled since mine bloomed and I guess elephant ears don't. At least I can't find a picture of one blooming. Oh well, I'm happy with it. :)

marjialexa by marjialexa 15 Aug 2009

Hey, enjoy it, whatever it is! Maybe those sneaky cannas mated with elephant ears and this is what you get, hee hee hee. You definitely have elephant ear leaves there, I can see them. Funny, but really pretty! Hugs, Marji

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by asterixsew Moderator 15 Aug 2009

Your plant looks super. It looks like what I would call a canna lily. The plant I call elephants ear is totally different

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dkjack by dkjack 15 Aug 2009

Hmmmmmmmmmmm. Isn't is odd how we know different plants by other names. All I know is this is the name on the package. :)

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by mops Moderator 15 Aug 2009

Nice bloom, the colour is gorgeous. It looks like what we call a 'canna'.

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dkjack by dkjack 15 Aug 2009

The canna I know does not get this large. I have some of them also.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 15 Aug 2009

This bloom is gorgeous. Some new knowledge to store in my head. What climat do you live in? Thanks for sharing. It reminds me of a gladiola stalk.

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dkjack by dkjack 15 Aug 2009

Well not sure. It is not hummid to me because we moved to Boise from Texas where it IS diffently humid. Some here complain about humidity. I feel it is just perfect. I notice that I wax my furniture more because of the dryer climate. We have 4 seasons so I dig the bulbs up in the winter and store and replant in the spring.

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by marymoore 14 Aug 2009

oh wow i never knew that they bloomed wow nice plant thank u for sharing

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dkjack by dkjack 15 Aug 2009

I didn't either. None of the pictures in the seed catalogues ever said anythng. I have only seen huge green leaves on everything I have seen. You would have cracked up if you saw my face and little dance I did when I saw it. hahahaha

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by dkjack 14 Aug 2009

Pix #3. (I have taken a lot more but these are the best.) :)

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by dkjack 14 Aug 2009

Pix #2 along with my precious 14 year old "Kibby". :)

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by dkjack 14 Aug 2009

Pix #1

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