The first time I laid eyes on this plant, it was in the side-yard of my husband's aunt's home..
I thought she had planted herself a little patch of tobacco.
The blooms had not yet emerged , and I was convinced that it looked similar to the fields full of tobacco plants dotted throughout the Tennessee landscape.
Thankfully, she laughed at the very thought.
Over the years, we have grown the red canna lilies, and then last year my daughter shared her yellow ones with us.
Their tall majestic foliage and colorful blooms add interest to the garden, demanding their own space and attention.
A deer fence had to be erected, since they seem to love them, just as much as we do.