5 Dec 2012

Canna Indica 'Purpurea' Plants

A very decorative flower which, with both its attractive green or brown vegetation and unique flowers in amazing colors of red, light red and yellow-colored, gives any edge a flavor of the tropics. Also excellent when expanded in large containers in the green house. The fleshy rhizomes can be started off in containers in the house in springtime, ready for growing out in early summer time. Raise the rhizomes in delayed fall and overwinter in a frost-proof place.

Family: Cannaceae
Genus: Canna
Species: indica
Cultivar: Purpurea
Plant type: Tender perennial
Flower colour: Mixed
Foliage colour: Bronze
Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Hardiness: Tender
Skill level: Experienced
Height: 200cm
Spread: 50cm
Time to divide plants: February to March


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