(Canna 'Bengal Tiger')
Such an abundance of generous foliage and extravagant colors is the source of spectacular displays, temporary or permanent; my friend and garden designer Glenna Partridge has mastered the art of these. On the few warm days that our Vancouver — or any other maritime climate — offers, cannas, coleus and sweet potato vines literally explode. Be ready.
USDA zones: 8 and up
Water requirement: Moist but well-drained soil
Light requirement: Full sun
Mature size: 6 feet tall
Seasonal interest: Summer and fall
When to plant: Spring