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Plant Identification: Red Leaf Canna Lily ID Please?

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Palomino33
Omega, GA
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2010
3:55 PM

Post #7968766

A friend gave me this red leaf canna lily. It is about 5 1/2 to 6 feet tall...the leaves are reddish, to dark red...and the flower is red.

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ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2010
8:02 AM

Post #7970221

There are several red leaf cannas with red flowers. The flowers vary in sizes, shape, and shade of red, so without a pic of the bloom too, we can't tell which one you have. Just to name a few common ones I'm familiar with, there's:

Black Knight
Red Stripe (doesn't look like yours is striped enough to be red-stripe)
Red King Humbert

It's rather difficult to re-name a canna when the name has been lost unless it's very distinctive. Even then, it could be a seedling from a hybrid, so it wouldn't actually be that hybrid, but rather the offspring from it if it grew from seeds.

You might get close to an identification but browsing the cannas listed at:

http://www.karcheskycanna.com/

Of course, that is by no means all the registered cannas in existence; but you'll have fun looking at all the varieties.
nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 15, 2010
1:25 PM

Post #7970832

If you haven't visited there yet, the folks over in the Cannas Discussion Forum might also be able to help ID. . .

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/cannas/all/

Palomino33
Omega, GA
(Zone 8b)

July 15, 2010
5:00 PM

Post #7971230

Thank you so much ladies for wonderful information! I will do as you suggested.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 15, 2010
5:24 PM

Post #7971276

btw, it is Canna, not Canna Lily. you may be thinking of Calla Lily and confusing the two names.
Palomino33
Omega, GA
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2010
5:08 AM

Post #7974909

Here's a picture of blooms just in case it helps anyone...

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Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 23, 2010
6:27 AM

Post #7990368

It's one of the purpureas/Russian Red.
Or possibly Skyhawk as it blooms look a little larger than RR blooms and more to pink.
Palomino33
Omega, GA
(Zone 8b)

July 23, 2010
9:34 AM

Post #7990859

Thank you...You sure do have lots of canna beauties! When I get caught up at home, I would like to talk to you again, about purchasing a couple of trading a couple (if you are interested). I'm so glad you responded. Talk soon.

Suzanne
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

July 23, 2010
6:14 PM

Post #7992002

Never disagree with Abutilon! :) I think it looks just like Black Knight, mine are 6 feet tall.
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2010
7:45 AM

Post #7992956

Hello to FL :)
Merry, if you have this as Black Knight, you don't have Black Knight.
BK's blooms are a lot larger and a black red.
Also, BK does not set seed.

Hello to GA, too :)
Palamino, I will trade ONLY for non diseased cannas which have been TOUGH to find these days outside here.
But due to good grower friends .. this season we now have CLEAN Florence Vaugh, Cleopatra, Louis Cotton, Polly Gay, and Wyoming.
And maybe or maybe not Eileen Gallo. Not sure yet on that one.
But it's been GREAT to find these heirlooms still clean :)

It's very hot to near 100f here today with high humidity.
I have to keep reminding myself this is PA .. ha
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

July 24, 2010
12:43 PM

Post #7993511

Mine definitely have deep red blossoms , are very tall, and definitely set seed.
I guess I should change the name from what it came as? :)

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