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Canna Lily A Canna Lily I photographed last year. This flower interestingly enough was introduced to Trinidad and Tobago anthropogenically from India, when indentured labourers were brought to the Caribbean to work on sugar plantations in 1838. Canna Lily,Canna indica,Caribbean,Flowers,Indian-Shot,Plantae,Plants,Trinidad and Tobago Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Canna Lily

A Canna Lily I photographed last year. This flower interestingly enough was introduced to Trinidad and Tobago anthropogenically from India, when indentured labourers were brought to the Caribbean to work on sugar plantations in 1838.

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  1. Great contrast. Bursting with colour Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thank you Niel! Posted 3 months ago
  2. Just like fire. Is this a wild species or a hybridised one? Posted 3 months ago
    1. I believe that this is a hybridised species as all of the wild species I saw online are usually just one colour, either red or yellow. I've also seen some with both colours but the patterns are more sparse than this example. Posted 3 months ago
  3. So dynamic against the black! This is a beautiful artwork Wesley. Coincidentally, I was looking at these yesterday as a possible new plant to grow in my gardens - for a bed that gets full Australian sun in summer and total shade in winter. I gather they fully die back during winter so don't need the sun. Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Ruth! They are actually a great flower for the summer as they are perennial and bloom only in hot weather, however where I live they grow year round as its always hot and sunny lol. They are also quite a resilient flower, if you pull them out of the ground and plant them in another area they grow as if nothing happened, and also are a haven for a lot of birds and bugs (especially bees). Posted 3 months ago
      1. I wonder then, if they would die back given my temperate location as well. Our nights get down to around 7C/44F, the days remaining pleasant around 21C/69F at this time of year (our winter). Is that the same for you, or what sort of temps are you looking at in your 'winter'? Posted 3 months ago
        1. Where I live in Trinidad, we have two seasons which are called the Wet Season and Dry Season. In our Dry Season (December-May) our days are around 33C and our nights are around 27C, while in our Wet Season (June-November) our days are around 32C and our nights are around 23C. The flowers grow here year round and the rain doesn't seem to bother them. Posted 3 months ago
          1. Ah yes, I see that your night temps remain significant throughout the year. No wonder the cannas don't die back, they're on holiday all year! Posted 3 months ago

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''Canna indica'' L. is a species of the Canna genus, belonging to the family Cannaceae, a native of the Caribbean and tropical Americas that is also widely cultivated as a garden plant.

Similar species: Zingiberales
Species identified by Wesley Goorachan
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By Wesley Goorachan

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Uploaded Jun 1, 2021. Captured Aug 7, 2020 12:24.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/7.1
  • 1/790s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm