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Beginner Gardening Questions: what's the name of this florida canna

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basilemon

June 10, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9159730

what's the name of this canna with green leaves, white flowers, yellow inside with an orange center. its leaves are aromatic. saw it in florida and southern china.

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WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

June 10, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9159757

Is it a Canna, it looks very like one of the Ginger plants that grow like weeds in Florida, has it got a perfume, that would be helpful.
Hope someone else can come in and help out as I only visit that area and dont live there.
Good luck. WeeNel.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #9159834

Can you post a bigger picture? It's very hard to see any detail in this one because it's so small.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9160734

i'm thinking Alpinia of some kind but a bigger picture would certainly help.
basilemon

June 11, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9160910

WeeNel, maybe you're right. maybe is from the ginger family. the leaves were use to cover a new year cake in my village for is aroma. i upload more pics.

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2012
1:03 PM

Post #9160950

looks like Alpinia zerumbet: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2333/
basilemon

June 13, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9163951

thanks a million WeeNel and trackinsand, it is Alpinia zerumbet. i'll buy one next year.

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