Canna ‘Orange Sparkler’
On hot summer evenings, when the fireflies are flying as well as on Independence Day, children wave bright, hissing handheld sparklers to celebrate the long days of summer and the freedom and happiness of families gathering, or an occasional neighborhood block party. We are so excited about our new line of cannas from tropical plant lover and breeder, Brian Williams, because the flowers are like no other group of cannas we’ve seen and they are reliably hardy to USDA hardiness Zone 7. Canna blooms are often tight and stiff and when they are in full bloom, there’s lots of browning making it difficult to see the fully open flower for each floret opens at its own pace and crowds next one. With the Sparkler series, the blooms are light and airy, with a dainty, firework- like feel. When in full bloom, they stay colorful and clean until the next bloom stalk is ready to shine. These upright beauties make great fillers and thrillers for beds, borders and containers.