short cannas?

abcgirltx(z5chicagoland)July 26, 2007

anyone have any recommendations for some cannas that grow to no more than 2-3 feet? flower and leaf color does not matter.

thanks!

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I have one called 'Shining Pink' that is supposed to stay that small. This is only it's second year and so far it has.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2007 at 10:13PM
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ornata(London UK (8/9?))

'Picasso' is a nice, short one.

For more suggestions, take a look at Karchesky Canna's website; they list cannas by height.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2007 at 8:12AM
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abcgirltx(z5chicagoland)

Thank you both for the information!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2007 at 3:33PM
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lynn_d(Z5 PA)

I love the Karchesky site! It is so full of good information and tho they are pricey you always get the canna you order! Besides, Alice is a wonderful resource!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2007 at 3:02PM
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grnthumber

I'm loving 'Journey's End'--it's already blooming, and it's only 2 ft tall.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2007 at 10:16PM
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grnthumber

Here's a pic of Journey's End, whole plant and close-up of a bloom. I'm sure it will be larger next year (it's new to my garden this year), but it is supposed to stay fairly short.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 3:37PM
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ornata(London UK (8/9?))

Wow! What a beautiful flower - like a pale and interesting version of 'Picasso'.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2007 at 10:05AM
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chinagrove

Try the Tropical Series. Tropical Rose, Tropical Yellow, Tropical White and I think there are others. Try growing these from seed. These get 2.5' to 3' in height. With pretty green foliage, and gorgeous blooms!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2007 at 10:06PM
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abcgirltx(z5chicagoland)

thanks to everyone for your responses, i'll be looking for those you've mentioned. and that journey's end is beautiful!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2007 at 12:41PM
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bearstate(9A)

There are a number of very short Canna that start with the var. "Tropical ...", for example "Tropical Rose", "Tropical White", etc. These have dark green ruffled looking leaves. Lucifer is another short Canna.

Thompson-Morgan Seed Co. has seeds for various "Tropical ..." cultivars.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2007 at 5:16PM
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