“Mr. President”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Today, it seems appropriate to consider the canna, Mr. President. A bright red flower and smooth, green leaves makes this an outstanding canna for the garden. I have had mine for several years, and it comes back regularly.
After doing a little research, I was surprised to find many plants named after our Presidents, and it seems many are the color red, a symbol of courage and love, something a president needs to lead a country. Many of these are roses like John F Kennedy, a lovely white hybrid tea rose, and Ronald Reagan, a dark red rose with white reverse petals. Abraham Lincoln has four roses named after him, all red. There is President Lincoln, Souvenir du President, Honest Abe and Mr. Lincoln. George Washington has his red rose too, General Washington. Even Richard Nixon had a rose named after him, and Lyndon Johnson had an amaryllis named after him.
Many more first ladies than Presidents have roses named after them. Both Barbara and Laura Bush have lovely roses with their names. “Snowy Lady”, a shasta daisy was also named after Barbara Bush. Nancy Reagan, too has her own rose that is soft apricot.
I wonder what flowers may be named after the new President and first lady in the coming years? Any suggestions?