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Tropical Zone Gardening: Can anyone identify this plant?

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Hollywood, FL

November 6, 2008
11:36 PM

Post #5760467

I took a small clipping from a friend, and within 4 weeks it went from 1 ft to 4 ft and blooming like crazy! Gorgeous full yellow flowers with red speckles.The flowers bloom one or two at a time then fall off quickly..many more are still coming..It has very dark green round shaped leaves. At first I thought it was a Gladiola type flower. I dont think so now. Then I thought Lily. Any one out there have a clue? I live in south florida and this plant is thriving outside in my patio.

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Hollywood, FL

November 6, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #5760470

Heres another view of the flower

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Vieques, PR

November 6, 2008
11:55 PM

Post #5760536

I have one just like it which bloomed wonderfully all summer --actually just bloomed a couple weeks ago here in Washington DC.

I think it's a canna.
Vieques, PR

November 6, 2008
11:59 PM

Post #5760556

Maybe this one?


Keaau, HI

November 7, 2008
6:20 AM

Post #5761898

Looks like Canna x generalis 'Confetti'.
Hollywood, FL

November 9, 2008
2:53 PM

Post #5769825

Thank you thank you all!
Redondo Beach, CA
(Zone 11)

November 19, 2008
1:36 AM

Post #5806965

Just a good old canna
Kota Kinabalu

July 5, 2009
4:54 AM

Post #6779256

Yeah, its Canna. There are a few other colours you should also try growing. It also comes in a dwarf variety too which is much shorter (max, about 3 - 4 feet). I loves full sun and lots of water. We grow them out doors in full sun in out very hot humid Malaysian climate.
Hillsborough , NC
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2009
5:29 AM

Post #6779314

Aloha deegreen and Tecialiu, so glad you joined us on TZG!

Looks like a Canna I have, but I thought mine was called Cleopatra...

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