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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Photo Hunt - Stripes


This is the leaf of a "Tropicana" Cana plant. They grow from rhizomes and are very hardy, which is a huge plus! This is one of my very favorites. I took this shot a few summers ago because of the beautiful striped leaves. This variety puts out long stems that pop with bright orange flowers. It will bloom from mid-spring 'til first frost. I just planted three different varieties: red, yellow and bright pink. Hopefully, they'll do as well as this one.

Check out more stripes at TN CHICK, Photo Hunters...

18 comments:

stan said...

those are petals?

Gattina said...

What a strange plant but with beautiful stripes !

jams o donnell said...

That is stunning foliage Gracie, Happy weekend!

CJ said...

What beautiful colors.

Lene said...

Cool shot and well done, Gracie :) But actually, you didn`t have to post a stripe pickture today - your blog IS stripes :))

Have a lovley day :)

Sarge Charlie said...

excellent miss gracie, excellent

Sherry said...

That's a gorgeous photo. You and TnChick both went with nature and such lovely shots -- and your blog background has stripes!

WillThink4Wine said...

I love colorful foliage, sometimes more so than flowers! Beautiful shot!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

we have those here in florida too. they are really pretty!

smiles, bee
xxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Ladykli said...

It looks like an abstract painting. It's beautiful!

My stripes are up.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Very striped, Gracie! It's a beautiful choice for today's theme. Nicely done. ;)

My Stripes.

~~tonya~~ said...

Stopping in from photohunt!! Beautiful picture.

Mira said...

Nice take on the theme, great pic. Here's mine too http://www.mirasblog.com/2009/04/photo-hunt-12-stripes.html

Amanda said...

Fantastic! Great for the theme this week.

Happy weekend :)
Amanda

Amanda's Weekly Zen

Brita said...

Cool shot and beautiful colors.

Tammy said...

Wow, what a beautiful plant! I don't think I've ever seen one before!

Happily Retired Gal said...

What a stunningly colorful plant! Most unusual and intriguing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Mudhooks said...

Very nice!