Return to the Canna Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Canna of Not?

Posted by greygirl z7/AR. (My Page) on
Sat, May 27, 06 at 17:02

I was told in the name that plant forum that this is a canna indica, or indian shot. The friend that gave me this start said it was growing in her yard in Mississippi and a local nursery thought it to be related to the ginger family. Thanks

Image link: Canna of Not? (60 k)

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Canna of Not?

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

don't know if it's a canna or not-
my guess would be not.

Here's a photo of my canna indica:
Your plant may be in full flower by now, & you can compare.

I think all canna leaves emerge all along the stalk, & they have short bloomstalks.

Your photo looks like the leaves all emerge near the bottom, & there's a long bloom stalk.

Also, your leaves seem longer than canna leaves.

RE: Canna of Not?

I am reasonably sure that your plant is a canna. Unfortunately the name C. indica seems to be used or misused to fit many catch-all canna photos. C. indica comprises a very wide range of not only a distinct specie within the canna family but also a number of related cultivars that have their origin with this particular group. The term Indian-shot plant is a little like identifying a particular variety of apple tree as a fruit tree.
You likely are growing a hybrid canna cultivar. I am unable to give you a name for your particular plant. Regards, Kent

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Canna Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here