My newest love is Cleopatra Canna, quite the exhibitionist with her purple striped foliage and schizophrenic inflorescence (she can't decide whether to bloom in red, yellow or she often performs all three on one stalk!). In the back is several more varieties of Canna, Red-leafed Banana and a Confederate Rose.l

Closeup of Balloon Flower...aptly named for the buds resembling a hot-air contraption.

Another shot of Cleo's vampish variegation, complemented by Salvia, Red Variegated and Pineapple Coleus (Colei, plural?), red Bee Balm (Monarda), and bronze Hardy Hibiscus.