Cannas are tropical and subtropical bulbs from the Americas that are invaluable to the garden in summer and autumn. The flowers range from complex and colorful to simple and subtle, and their large leaves grow from 4-10ft. Canna 'Striata' is a beauty with leaves striped in thin bands of golden-yellow (it also goes by the names Bengal Tiger and 'Pretoria'). The leaves are translucent and glow warmly in backlit situations. Orange flowers top the display (and if you don't like orange, cut them off--it's your garden). Use 'Striata' as an accent in the border or in containers (one per 18in pot). Provide full sun and regular watering. Rhizomes may be dug to spend winter indoors in cold climates. Perennial in Zones 7-10.