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Red King Humbert - In the pond?

Posted by gypsysunrise Z6 VA (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 21, 09 at 2:58

I have heard of people planting Cannas in their pond, or in the boggy area near the pond. Can the Red King Humbert Canna be planted directly in the water?

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RE: Red King Humbert - In the pond?

I have planted nearly every variety I have in water. They have all loved it! Go for it.

Same thing with elephant ears.

Boca Joe

RE: Red King Humbert - In the pond?

Hey Joe!.. lol

Yes, I agree. When the water temps are decently warm, cannas with thrive just fine without even being potted. You will have to watch the no pots don't tip though as the ones like King Humbert will get quite big and also top heavy.

RE: Red King Humbert - In the pond?

Thank you both for the replies!
How warm should the temps be before I should consider planting in water?

RE: Red King Humbert - In the pond?

I have the real King Humbert from a really old home and it seems to do fair in water. Other varieties do better in a pond. King Humbert and Banana Canna get really big and tall.

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