What is the difference between Tropicana Black and Black-night?

Maria2013(5)April 11, 2013

Tropicana Black and Black Night look alike, are they the same plant?

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C. Tropicanna Black is a different cultivar than C. Black Knight. They differ both in leaf color and bloom color. Yes, they are both considered dark leaf cultivars with red blooms but they are quite different when compared side by side. The photos may explain the difference. Kent
Canna Black Knight

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 12:38AM
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This is the red orange bloom of Tropicanna Black. Note the much darker leaf color. Kent

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 12:46AM
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This is a view of the leaf color of Tropicanna Black. Kent

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 12:49AM
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Hi Kent,
I had Tropican Black one year and lost it to sudden frost while I had it out of the ground getting it ready to winterize
...I would have bought another one cause I loved it, but I found Black Night instead and when I googled it they were showing much darker leaves than your picture, so I thought I no longer needed the Tropicana Black

...I trust you over google so thank you very much for taking the time to reply :)

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 3:29PM
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Maria et all,
Please keep in mind that all cultivars will display some changes in both leaf and bloom color as the individual leaf or bloom matures. Photos of different cultivars may appear somewhat different depending on many environmental variances. In the dark leaf cultivars we typically see much richer color in the new growth. In the industry, we often referred to a cultivar such as Black Knight as a bronze leaf because it matured to a combination of both the pale maroon (black) and green whereas Tropicanna Blacks foliage tends to hold its dark color more consistently. I think the above photos reflect the difference in bloom color. Kent

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 7:18PM
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I understand....thank you, kent :)

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 10:21PM
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