Although I cannot say sure until I would see flowers, it looks to be one of the purpurea types .. indica purpurea, Russian Red, Red Stripe, etc.
If purpurea, the flower should be smaller and orange/red in colour.
This canna should grow to about 12'.
Your's looks very healthy. No virus symptoms seen.
pink sunburst is small with a distinct variegated leaf pattern, nothing like this canna shown here ...also the sunburst grows no more usually than 3 feet high at most the colors are very different ...these are the very large red stripe...they can have leaves up to 3 feet in length...i had one that grew over 22 feet high... they fair great in pots...when they get root bound they will flower faster.
they are the basis for my gardens because of their incredible color and stature. love them!
Yes i agree red stripes are by far the most planted in my garden.. I do favor the banana canna over the red stripe for the leaves, but the red stripe is more striking in a garden cause of the burgundy color, where most of my plants are green i like to through in some burgundy..
tobee I never had mine get that tall, I would love to see that.. Mine get about 9 feet but i'm in canada i cant complain.. It flowers every year and i would say every flower goes to seed.. I get 3-6 seeds for every flower.. Not that i even need them these cannas spread like wild fire..
jen...i didn't transfer some of those pictures into this computer as yet...but here's a picture when i designed the nj flower and garden expo...i designed the show and the gardens...the back role are the red stripes...they are standing only about 12-15 there because they were not in pots...many of the canna you see in this pics come from alice :)
tobee43 wrote:jen...i didn't transfer some of those pictures into this computer as yet...but here's a picture when i designed the nj flower and garden expo...i designed the show and the gardens...the back role are the red stripes...they are standing only about 12-15 there because they were not in pots...many of the canna you see in this pics come from alice :)
thanks so much dbibb...it took a year to accomplish the completion of all the designs and formats for the expo. but for that area i am happy to say it influence and helped bring horticulture to another level...which was my ONLY goal..:)
Thanks, Sue :)
I also worked in design a number of years when my Children were small.
I believe that is how I got into always trying for the best plants. I always needed good stuff at my fingertips to use ..lol
And as my Children always got stuck helping, they learned a lot and grow up with the love of gardening .. which they now "blame" me for doing .. :)
Your garden must have been spectacular to see with all those 'Pink Sunbursts'.
That canna has been a favourite of mine since first I saw it.
have been up in north carolina the past few days!! alice they have canna on the freeways there!! LOL!!!!...hundreds planted all in one place. if were weren't going 80 miles an hour i would have snapped a pic or two!! what a site...kinda like alice's house...LOL!!
Speaking of my" Pink Sunburst", I thought they should be up by now. I had several last year around my birdbath. This year, only one has peeped through. What do you think could have happended? Its just like the others were never there.
no...i couldn't tell from afar...but it was outrageous to view an entire "field" of them...i love that the NC highway dept. takes such pride...wish other states would follow suit!! and they very well could have been the rosamond cole...as they were red flowered...green leafed, growth habit was medium to being on the shorter side...but just lovely!