- Author: Trisha E Rose
Published on: February 20, 2020
A few years ago I helped out as a docent for the annual Vallejo Garden Tour. I have volunteered as a docent during the past 10 years for this great event. During this particular assignment, I was thrilled to be placed in a backyard garden that was designed to thrill any and all guests lucky enough to have a viewing.
To this day I remember a tall border of Canna 'Tropicanna Gold' lining up along the back wall of the garden. Cannas thrive nicely year-round in our gentle climate and this display was doing well with the heat bouncing off the nearby block wall. The leaves of this variety are striped with a contrasting light yellowish green and mid-green palette which is adorned with a glorious yellow and orange flower. Reaching a uniform height of nearly four feet tall, the result was really stunning.
I am currently in the dreaming stage of redesigning an atrium which has a narrow border of box privet encasing a very modern water feature. I can't wait to get my hands on this space and bring some life and color into play. Can't think of a better choice than a border of Canna Tropicanna. Incidentally, there are other color and leave combinations but I think I'll repeat what was used in that garden which has stayed in my mind's eye for these past years.
https://idiggreenacres.com/products/tropicanna-174-gold-canna Here is a link to see the beautiful flowers and foliage.