Old-Fashioned Canna Lilies

Post last updated: May 29th, 2017

The property I live on has been in our family close to 120 years. We had a red blooming canna with bronze foliage, probably a ‘Roi Humbert’ or ‘Red King Humbert’ but it eventually disappeared.
For as long as I can remember, these striking orange and yellow spotted cannas have been thriving on the property. They are variously known as Florence Vaughan, Yellow King Humbert or Mme. Crozy cannas and date back to the 1893 World’s Fair according to Old House Gardens.



They glow in the sun
They glow in the sun

canna lily orange and yellow front view-2366

10 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Canna Lilies”

    1. Hi, Meta! I have two tall and two short varieties. You are so right about them being showy — especially when the sun hits them. I couldn’t photograph any of the leaves of this yellow/orange canna because the grasshoppers have made a mess of them.

      1. Oops, I got confused on the topic. Must have been orbiting the wrong side of my crooked moon. If you have this same yellow and orange canna and want more, you can have some of mine. I have to keep it thinned out every year.

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