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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2011
5:40 AM

Post #8815936

I like to use the leaves of some plants for interest in my arrangements, but unless I was making a gigantic something for an international flower show, there is no use for these grand alocasia.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8818075

canna leaves are nice though - they are smaller, and lasts a long time. The flowers wilt almost right away - but I keep a clump of cannas growing for the leaves.

haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2011
5:36 AM

Post #8819012

Lucky you, I have no green thumb when it comes to canna. I use caladium leaves and hostas. I have found that some of my hostas last a long time and others wilt within an hour?
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2011
10:12 AM

Post #8819420

That's funny - I have a brown thumb with hostas so I have never had a plant big enough for me to use the leaves for arrangements. Snails also love them. Cast iron plants (though not a tropical) make good foliage though - last for weeks.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8820512

Beautiful Dianne. I never heard of cast iron plants. Will have to check them out. You know what else lasts forever is liatris.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

October 2, 2011
6:16 AM

Post #8832544

They just keep getting bigger with all this years rain, rain, rain!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 24, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8903826

Canna is easy to grow!

That alocosia is a gimme!

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