(Canna, Canna Lily)
Cannas are easy-to-grow, large, tropical to sub-tropical herbaceous plants. Most species originate from tropical America, but almost all cultivated varieties are hybrids. Where hardy, they are grown as perennials and in colder regions they are commonly grown as vigorous tender perennials,
Members of the Tropical Series have large, medium green leaves and a dwarfed mature size. There are several cultivars in this series with variable flower colors to include red, rose, salmon, white and yellow....
Anthony Tesselaar, USA
(Canna, Tropicanna™ Canna)
Canna are easy-to-grow, tropical to sub-tropical herbaceous plants that are grown as perennials or tender perennials. Selections from the Tropicanna Series are known for their exciting foliage and vivid flowers.
The foliage of Tropicanna™ Black is very dark purple black, Tropicanna™ Gold has gold and green striped leaves and the leaves of Tropicanna™ are striped with red, green and burgundy. The flowers of all are in the gold to red orange range and appear atop tall upright stems.
Forest & Kim Starr
(Maraca Amarilla, Water Canna)
A large, upright tender perennial, Canna glauca is native to the tropical wetlands of the U.S. It is medium-tall and grows as a clump of long, pointed, upright blue-green leaves, unfurling from a rising stem eventually topped by clusters of tapered flower buds that open from spring into autumn to spidery yellow flowers. Prune stems to the highest leaf before the spent flowers make seeds to encourage the growth of new stems and prolong flowering.
Like other cannas, this one is grown as...
(Canna, Spanish Arrowroot)
Cannas are easy-to-grow, tropical to sub-tropical herbaceous plants that originate from tropical North, Central and South America. There are approximately 50 species and hundreds of hybrid cultivars.
Grown as perennials or tender perennials, these ornamentals offer bold, often colorful, foliage and showy lily-like flowers that come in shades of red, yellow, orange, salmon, pink or rose. The flowers appear in clusters atop stiff upright stems and attract hummingbirds. Selections like the wonderfully...
National Garden Bureau
(Bengali Hot Pepper, Bhut Jolokia Hot Pepper, Naga Jolokia Hot Pepper, Nai Miris Hot Pepper)
This scorching pepper known as the Bengali hot or ghost pepper produces intense heat so strong it seems to cause your soul, or ghost, to want to escape your body. Truly 'Naga Jolokia' is one of the hottest peppers in the world. While all peppers are native to the Tropical Americas, this hybrid variety originated from India in the northeastern region of Assam. The Sanskrit word "naga" translate to "king cobra" and "Bhut jolokia" means "ghost pepper" in Assamese.
The heat in pepper fruit is produced...
Gerald L. Klingaman
The long, broad cultivation history of the pepper best explains why its fruits come in a myriad of forms tastes and colors, whether they are big or small, hot or sweet, red or yellow.
Native to tropical America, these annuals have been grown and selected by Native Americans since pre-history times. In fact, their specific region of origin is still unknown due to distribution by man. Peppers became available to Europeans when the new and old worlds connected. Since then, many unique selections...
(Admiral Pepper, Bell Pepper)
A markedly disease-resistant F1 hybrid, ‘Admiral’ bears big, blocky, sweet bell pepper fruits that ripen to yellow about 84 days after planting. Plants produce high yields of the blocky, thick walled sweet peppers.
Native to tropical America, bell peppers are annuals or short-lived perennials that were grown and selected for millenia by Native Americans. Their specific region of origin is still unknown due to distribution by man. Peppers became available to Europeans when the New and Old worlds...
James H. Schutte
(Aji Colorado Chile, Hot Pepper)
A baccatum-type chili pepper, 'Aji Colorado' produces quantities of slender, red, fiery-hot fruits on large bushy plants. It derives from Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum, a short-lived perennial that has long been cultivated in uplands of western South America.
The flat-topped, waist-high plants bear thin, oval, medium-green leaves on stiff, spreading stems. Star-shaped, creamy-white flowers with green centers appear in warm weather, followed by pendent, narrowly conical, glossy...
James H. Schutte
(Alliance Pepper, Bell Pepper)
A disease-resistant F1 hybrid, ‘Alliance’ bears big, blocky, sweet bell pepper fruits that ripen to deep red about 74 days after planting. Plants produce high yields of the blocky, thick walled sweet peppers. Diseases it’s resistant to include Pepper Mottle Virus and phytophthora blight.
Native to tropical America, bell peppers are annuals or short-lived perennials that were grown and selected for millenia by Native Americans. Their specific region of origin is still unknown due to distribution...