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Canna

Post by mikhurram » August 2nd, 2013, 11:43 am

i feel Canna is a plant that has been neglected by many gardeners over the years. Extremely adaptable to our environment they come in various colours / sizes and multiply rapidly. Notable among the large varieties are President, Lucifer and Cleopatra varieties. If grown in a mass bed they give a terrific display and tend to bloom atleast 2-3 times in a year.
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Cleopatra (gifted by Mr. Kaleem)
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Unkown variety, bears resemblance to Lucifer gifted by a friend
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Canna President

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Re: Canna

Post by aykhan » August 2nd, 2013, 11:44 am

I agree it is under utilized. One problem is that the foliage burns and becomes ugly in the dry summer.

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Re: Canna

Post by mikhurram » August 2nd, 2013, 11:54 am

Dwarf Canna F 1 Tropical Series grown by seed are 8 inches tall and consist of 6 colours. Colours not shown are Red and Yellow.
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Dwarf Canna White
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Dwarf Canna Salmon Colour
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Dwarf Canna Rose Colour

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Re: Canna

Post by mikhurram » August 2nd, 2013, 12:01 pm

Burning of foliage is not a problem. Even if the foliage gets burned out they are replaced by new offshoots and bloom periodically at least twice or thrice in an year.

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Re: Canna

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » August 3rd, 2013, 12:50 am

Khurram Canna is my most favorite.it adds a tropical touch to any garden.Lucifer is so special.mine are in full bloom.Khurram sb plant the F-1 series in filtered sun to avoid sun burn.Crinum,spider lilly,Angels trumpet,cannas all are in bloom but i am so busy that i am not able to even take a shoot.

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Re: Canna

Post by Hamad » August 3rd, 2013, 12:48 pm

looking great Khurram and nice variety, my favourite are Lucifer and Cleopatra.

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Re: Canna

Post by mikhurram » August 13th, 2013, 8:48 am

A new picture of Canna President along with Cleopatra and an unknown variety. Those planning to make a Canna border may consider putting Canna Cleopatra at the back, President in the middle and Canna Dwarf Tropical series F1 at the front.
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Canna President
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President and Cleopatra together
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Re: Canna

Post by Munir » August 13th, 2013, 10:24 am

You have earlier mentioned the height of Canna Dwarf Tropical series F1; what about the others to be planted in the rear & middle?
Also, what is the best time to plant these?
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Re: Canna

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » August 13th, 2013, 10:24 am

very beautiful display. president canna is very attractive. in mass display they will create a heart stopping display as you described. :mrgreen:

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Re: Canna

Post by Mustansir Billah » August 13th, 2013, 11:02 am

Lushhhh! MaShaAllah. :o I have only seen same old purplish color. :(

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