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Does anyone know...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

... what these flowers are?














Sorry they're a bit blurry... had to take the picture from a ways away.

I want to plant them in my own yard, but I have no idea what they are. I'd appreciate any help my SPARKling friends can offer... you are, collectively, the smartest and most helpful people I know!
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  • WATERMELLEN
    Great bunch of gardeners on Spark People!! Lots of people think it's worth the trouble to dig up the corms before frost -- and others simply treat as annuals and buy fresh the next year.

    It's possible you might get somewhat the same effect with Lucifer crocosmia which are apparently hardy to zone 5? Depending of course on where you plant them too . . . out in the open less so than against a south facing wall.

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    9 days ago
  • BERRY4
    https://www.123rf.com/photo_3750526
    _red-canna-lily.html

    And yes, both MOLLIEMAC & GARDENCHRIS have "nailed" both the flower & the lack of winter heartiness. Apparently, if the bulbs freeze, that is the "end" of that.
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    But what a beautiful display along the side of that house!
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    9 days ago
  • EO4WELLNESS
    hm, I was wondering if these were foxgloves...but i've never seen them red. likely the other folks were right about them being a type of lilies. did you discover what they are for certain?
    9 days ago
  • GARDENCHRIS
    canna they do have to be dug up and brought into a non freezing area like a garage, unless you are in a warm climate because they are tropicals, I have them in my garden and I am in zone 5
    9 days ago
  • 1BLUEMAC
    to me they look like red hot pokers to me we have them here in the U.K in cottage gardens
    9 days ago
  • DEBVNE
    Canna lilies, they’re gorgeous...high maintenance. Just depends how much you want them in your yard...
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    9 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    We have something here that has a similar flower but totally different leaves. It's called an Indian Paint Brush and it's beautiful too. Since it grows in the Colorado mountains it would probably survive the winter there. There are actually quite a few plants referred to by this name, but here's a link where you can take a look if you want an alternative to taking up the lilies every year.

    https://en.wikipedia.o
    rg/wiki/Castilleja
    9 days ago
  • MOLLIEMAC
    Ramona, they are canna lilies. They are pretty BUT are tropical so in our northern climate must be taken up each year and carefully stored in dry sawdust for the winter.
    9 days ago
  • LUVMYELI
    Yes, my husband knows but he is asleep. I will ask tomorrow.
    10 days ago
  • ANHELIC
    Not sure what they are, but they are pretty. God bless.
    10 days ago
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