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dbibb
Inverness, MS
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2010
12:41 PM

Post #7820165

I bought this canna from a lady at an outdoor flea market several years ago...I just liked the different color of the leaves...now I'm wondering what kind it may be...can anyone help?

They actually look a little darker than the pic...guess the sun was messing with the pic...

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Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2010
2:52 PM

Post #7820486

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.
dbibb
Inverness, MS
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2010
3:35 PM

Post #7820633

Thank you...I will post again once it flowers...maybe it could be narrowed down some then...
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2010
8:21 PM

Post #7821407

I would say red stripe i have them and it looks the same heres a pic of mine flowering
jen

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Lynda_45
Jacksonville, NC
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2010
9:28 PM

Post #7844495

They look like my "Pink Sunburst", but i'm not sure.
tobee43
groveland, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2010
8:19 AM

Post #7851657

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!
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 2, 2010
9:21 AM

Post #7851835

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
tobee43
groveland, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2010
9:39 AM

Post #7851870

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 :)

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smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 2, 2010
11:39 AM

Post #7852228

very nice layout
tobee43
groveland, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2010
1:48 PM

Post #7852625

that was just a small part of the grounds...and only half of the opening gardens into the greenhouse. it turned out well...i think i hope...i know..;)
dbibb
Inverness, MS
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2010
2:38 PM

Post #7852759

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 :)


WOW!! That is fabulous!!
tobee43
groveland, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 3, 2010
4:55 AM

Post #7854278

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..:)
dbibb
Inverness, MS
(Zone 8a)

June 3, 2010
5:20 AM

Post #7854335

Well...a very nice goal and a gorgeous area...Congratulations!!!
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2010
5:28 AM

Post #7854365

Very nice, Sue. You do good work :)))
tobee43
groveland, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 3, 2010
9:03 AM

Post #7854990

alice...always with a help of all my horticulture friends!!! (like you!)...which help that make one of the best nj garden expos ever!

i do belive those many of those were yours...you cannot see all the pink sunburst in there...there must have been at least 40 of them!
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2010
6:01 AM

Post #7857867

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.
tobee43
groveland, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 8, 2010
7:15 AM

Post #7869414

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!!
Lynda_45
Jacksonville, NC
(Zone 8b)

June 8, 2010
7:25 PM

Post #7871232

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.
Lynda
tobee43
groveland, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 9, 2010
5:44 AM

Post #7871863

it could have been a cold spell???

i would attempt if the one is coming up is in good condition, to divide it and start another in a pot so you can replenish the grouping.

i think that happens with many plants after a while..:) but that may help kick start more for you.
Lynda_45
Jacksonville, NC
(Zone 8b)

June 9, 2010
12:13 PM

Post #7873036

Thanks Tobee43 for your answer.
tobee43
groveland, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 9, 2010
2:03 PM

Post #7873395

no problem hope it helps a bit!
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2010
5:03 AM

Post #7875094

Hi Sue,
Someone sent me photos of canna Rosamond Cole along the interstate in NC. Very neat to see so many like that :) Do you know the variety of the ones you saw?


Hi Lynda,
As far as Pink Sunburst, this winter seemed to have colder temps all over.
They could have gotten too cold.
I would gently dig to see their status.
tobee43
groveland, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 10, 2010
5:25 AM

Post #7875140

good morning alice,

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!

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