Cleopatra

lynnsherbs(4 Minnesota)July 6, 2006

I purchased these from McClure/Zimmerman this year. No red foliage at all - 1 has a streak down the middle. Is this common for the first year? I've never purchased from these folks before.

Lynn

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gw:josette-sc

Cleopatra I have has a streak also. I am not aware of any with red foliage.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2006 at 2:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
annzgw

The most I ever got was a leaf that was half burgundy, half green. As the rhizome matured every other leaf would have more red.......but never more than half.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2006 at 6:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
butterflychaser(z7)

Cleopatra is the unpredictable canna--you never know what she'll give you. Usually the foliage is green with perhaps a red streak somewhere. The blooms are usually yellow with red freckles, but occasionally you get one that's half yellow/half red.

It's a high maintenance canna. From what I've been told, to keep the streaking and bicolors, you have to cut off the green foliage or toss the whole rhizome. I've never done this and mine still does the occasional streaking, but nothing as dramatic as some of the pictures I've seen.

Don't give up. Let it multiply and see if you acquire the streaking and bicolor blooms. They'll be sporadic.

NancyAnn

    Bookmark   July 9, 2006 at 1:39PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
WANTED: cann's
looking for all colors of Cana. I have other flowers...
suzen221
Wanted 2 foot canna
I'm looking for a dwarf canna that only gets about...
goldenbuckeye
storage of cannas over winter
I have have over 50 cannas that were dug up winter...
notenoughtimepegster
i have seeds if you would like some
not sure how it works on here but i have plenty of...
knobrocker
Three weeks, 6 of 16 germinated
I started mine this year on jan 1. I scarified and...
bragu_DSM 5
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™