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Growing Canna in the shade in a container in Northern CA

Posted by paulsiu 9a (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 23, 13 at 10:33

We have a need of tall plant. Unfortunately, the balcony patio has a roof and faces Northeast and is facing some evergreen tree, so the area gets only dapple shade. We like to get a tall plant on the edge of the balcony. A canna comes to mind. However, most canna are full sun.

I did find a canna stuttgart that may work in the shade, but various post indicate it was very difficult to grow Any suggestions?

Paul


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RE: Growing Canna in the shade in a container in Northern CA

In my experience, Canna do fine in varying degrees of shade. They don't always flower as profusely, but I haven't personally seen them stunted or suffering in shade.

Mileage may vary, and others might say differently.


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