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Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

November 18, 2009
4:09 PM

Post #7286317

This is a new canna and one of the prettiest cannas I have ever grown .. if not the prettiest!
It's leaves are not dark or green, but somewhere in between.
I have several names it could be, but none yet seem to be just right.
If anyone cares to input, I am up for hearing suggestions :)
Thanks :)

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DesertPirate
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 18, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #7286354

I'm voting for the "Alice Harris". How about everyone else??

Incredible Canna, BTW. I agree that I've not seen one to top it.

This message was edited Nov 18, 2009 8:23 AM
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 18, 2009
8:22 PM

Post #7287078

I got three...cinnamon treasure, cinnamon heart, or maybe cotton candy.. Its really pretty
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2009
11:33 PM

Post #7287684

It's beautiful and elegant too, Alice.

Pink Truffles
Blushing Bride
Sweet Dreams

smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 19, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #7287960

how about
berry elegance
cranberry smoothy
cherry martini

DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 19, 2009
8:20 PM

Post #7290382

cherry martini sounds good!
taj12
Parkersburg, WV

November 19, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #7290583

smurf, cherry martini just sounds right. I am trying to think of some. I might post some later.

taj
riosamba
Marlboro, NJ

November 20, 2009
3:32 AM

Post #7291684

Alice Harris sounds good!!!!!
maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

November 20, 2009
10:18 PM

Post #7293789

Oh it's gorgeous, something watermelon.

Watermelon Dream
or
Watermelon Fluff
Watermelon Ice
or best...

Watermelon martini (my fave)

smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 21, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #7294291

ohhh i like watermelon martini better then my cherry martini the color fits better
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 21, 2009
1:41 PM

Post #7295792

Melons Jubilee
maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

November 21, 2009
8:18 PM

Post #7296964

Melons Jubilee sounds good too.
I came up with another - I am really stuck on Watermelon:-)

Watermelon Wave
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 21, 2009
9:55 PM

Post #7297239

watermelon smoothie.. I think watermelon perfect for that color.. Whatever the name i want one lol
jen
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2009
2:06 PM

Post #7299219

Thanks for all the suggestions :)
'Strawberry Delight' as another choice was send to me in a personal email.
As the names are all good, it is hard to decide ..
taj12
Parkersburg, WV

November 22, 2009
2:23 PM

Post #7299258

How about ,

Pink Sorbet

Watermelon Sorbet

Canna Rosa
maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

November 22, 2009
3:02 PM

Post #7299391

I like strawberry delight also. And Pink sorbet and Watermelon sorbet sound nice too.

another...

Watermelon truffle

or

pink truffle

taj12
Parkersburg, WV

November 26, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #7310245

Abutilon,
makes it hard to decide on one huh!
maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

November 26, 2009
2:05 AM

Post #7310351

after reading this, i also like Cinnamon treasure which was given by smurf
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 27, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #7313592

cinnamon twist
cinnamon swirl
pink taffy
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

November 29, 2009
1:49 PM

Post #7318406

'Cotton Candy' was suggested in a personal email. I am liking that for this or another pink I also need to name. I like several of these here suggestions, too.
I appreciate all the help:))
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2009
5:18 PM

Post #7318758

Girly Pink
brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

December 1, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #7326256

How beautiful is that!!Well done Alice,a winner for sure..
Steve812
Prescott, AZ
(Zone 7a)

December 3, 2009
3:18 AM

Post #7330385

It's a great looking flower in a color that is kind of rare among cannas.

Coral Charm
Melon Sorbet
Strawberry Smoothie
Salmon Chiffon

Sam & Ellla oops, probably not.
DesertPirate
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

December 3, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #7331514

Funny, Steve...reminds me of an old M.A.S.H. episode.
DesertPirate
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

December 5, 2009
9:17 AM

Post #7337241

Sounds like you've got some great names to choose from Alice. I still love the color. It's just incredible.
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

December 5, 2009
4:01 PM

Post #7337906

I have had difficulty deciding this one because the colour is strawberry.
But along the petal edges she turns very light.
As usual, it will probably decide it's own name for me .. lol
Yes, I have some very good names here to choose from, though I have decided against Sam and Ella .. whoever they are? .. :)
DesertPirate
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

December 5, 2009
4:17 PM

Post #7337980

I think they're the inventors of food poisoning!! LOL
Steve812
Prescott, AZ
(Zone 7a)

December 7, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #7344753

Sorry, didn't mean to poison the thread. Some more ideas:

Coral Bells
Strawberry Slurpie
Tomato Aspic (probably not)
Berry Bells
Alice's Coral Canna (has a poetic ring to it)
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 4, 2010
12:25 AM

Post #7424641

well...was a name ever given to the Canna????
Steve812
Prescott, AZ
(Zone 7a)

January 4, 2010
4:07 AM

Post #7425324

Inquiring minds want to know.
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 5, 2010
2:37 PM

Post #7430127

No name yet ):
But probably going to be 'Strawberry Delight', 'Charisma', or 'Mrs. Yoho'. ha

This message was edited Jan 5, 2010 9:15 PM
karijayne
Hannibal, NY

February 2, 2010
9:04 PM

Post #7523261

Somehow the bloom reminds me of pink ribbon candy! I think that would be a delicious name : )

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maureenpm00
Lindenhurst, NY

February 2, 2010
11:46 PM

Post #7523702

I LOVE pink ribbon candy. Great name.
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2010
1:48 AM

Post #7524105

"Pretty in Pink"
"Think Pink"
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2010
7:50 PM

Post #7569841

Abutilon any name yet?? hows the new site coming along?? will it be ready before spring??
jen
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2010
3:00 PM

Post #7571521

Dave wants to keep "strawberry" in the name because that is it's colour, and as it is a rich strawberry colour, he wants that in it. Delight, dream, frost, cream .. are some choices to go with it.
But I know I need to get it named soon.

We had over 3 feet of snow and everyone's power was off for a week and more with temps in the teens-20's. We have all been in survival mode the last weeks.
February has been a rough month in sw Pennsylvania with huge snow, ice, collapsing buildings, huge icicles, etc. As I always have my camera with me, I have taken some awesome photos I need to put somewhere to be remembered.

I doubt the new site will be done for spring, but I will try. We are already busy and all that has gone on with weather here this winter, I need to be able to concentrate to do it right. So soon as able I will get it going.
As I have been having a very busy time on several fronts even before this, I started putting some of the cannas as I got good photos in summer on a blog to help me stay organized: http://karcheskycannablog.blogspot.com/
But soon as time to focus to do better, I will.

azreno
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

February 19, 2010
3:09 PM

Post #7571545

Strawberry Fields :o)
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2010
6:33 PM

Post #7572073

Oh wow, I hope the weather gets better for you all.. Its silly I'm in canada and were lucky if we have 6".. I'd be surprised if we got even 24" all year.. We only got 2 big storms and both were under 8"... Schools here haven't even had a snow day yet...
jen
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2010
11:06 AM

Post #7588759

Kinda reminds me of Papaya:) Really pretty!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 27, 2010
3:23 AM

Post #7590995

This has been the worst Winter I can ever remember...I feel for you and your neighbors, Alice, and anyone else still getting blasted by snow storms. Til last week-end's melt, we hadn't seen the ground since December 18th. I'm still working on Strawberry name. How tall is your new Canna?
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2010
12:41 AM

Post #7593092

This has to be the longest naming for one of our cannas .. lol
Usually they just "speak" their names to me :)

My youngest Daughter wants to name her 'Alice in Wonderland' .. lol

Also suggested are 'Angel Eyes' and 'Almost Heaven'

It is a beauty. Lovely and innocent looking.
So what is it going to be??????? I still do not know : /

Here are some additional pics to see just how lovely she is.
Yes, it is definitely a "she" .. :)

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Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2010
12:42 AM

Post #7593097

another ..

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Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2010
12:43 AM

Post #7593098

and another ..

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 28, 2010
1:27 AM

Post #7593209

'Alice in Wonderland'...how appropriate :)

Since she's a girlie girl, here's a few more names to consider:

Pink Ballet
Sky at Morn
Strawberry Serena

Steve812
Prescott, AZ
(Zone 7a)

March 1, 2010
3:56 PM

Post #7596856

Cotton Candy
azreno
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

March 1, 2010
4:42 PM

Post #7596965

strawberry ice
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7596986

I think it looks like:

"Girly Girl"

donnerville

donnerville
Damascus, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 10, 2010
6:26 PM

Post #7619974

"Blushing Bride", although not sure how many brides actually blush nowadays :-D
Pewjumper
Glenwood Springs, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 12, 2010
5:28 AM

Post #7623266

Taking the whole plant together, It looks like the sky before a tornado warning is issued. Soooo how about "Tornado Warning".
Steve812
Prescott, AZ
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2010
2:31 PM

Post #7624338

It also looks a little like a pink tomato, so maybe "Tomato Warning" (Sorry, I think maybe there's a problem with my monitor... that's what I read first in "tornado warning")

Actually I do like the idea of a name that suggests dark foliage i.e. "Strawberries and Smoke"
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2010
12:26 PM

Post #7650688

I took a vote here yesterday on all the suggesteds as I need to get it named.
They decided 'Strawberry Delight' is going to be it.

I copied a list of all the suggestions.
I am SURE I will be using some of them in the near future.
I will keep this thread posted which ones we us.

Thanks Everyone :)
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2010
6:35 PM

Post #7651444

You were leaning toward 'Strawberry Delight', and what a perfect fit.

Keep us posted on others. Has this been the longest suggestions of names or what?
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2010
7:03 PM

Post #7651502

I also agree this name is perfect...
jen
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2010
10:18 PM

Post #7651884

Yes, this one has been the longest to name .. ever. ha
Thanks :)
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 28, 2010
9:32 PM

Post #7663406

My Daughter is still going on about 'Alice in Wonderland'. lol
She is funny.

We will have to do this again. It was a lot of fun :)
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2010
3:36 AM

Post #7818948

Did you name the Canna yet?
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2010
10:54 AM

Post #7819886

'Strawberry Delight'
I have kept some of the suggested names as needed for other new cannas down the line .. as some are very good names :)
Thanks :)
theresay1960
Bonham, TX
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2010
8:21 PM

Post #7921068

I would have thought strawberry chocolate ice.
barksy
Brisbane
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 12, 2010
11:23 AM

Post #8035694

Couple of impressive features in the photos - the leaves have a greenish/bluish/grey color with a reddish edging and reddish stems that complement the color of the flowers elegantly. The flower color is a lovely soft red and I love the fade out to the edges. Really nice work. Wouldnt have known that you could do cannas in zone 6!

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