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What's the easiest canna to grow in a container

Posted by paulsiu 9a (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 25, 13 at 23:21

What's the easiest to grow canna for a container. Ideally, we would like a plant that's about 2-3 feet or taller. I am most familiar with Robert Kemp and was wondering if there are easier to grow varieties.

Paul


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RE: What's the easiest canna to grow in a container

lemon punch and maui punch are both good ones. there dwarf types and only get to 3-4 ft if there not really crowded. both have green leaves but grow well in a pot..not sure what to tell you for colored leaves since most of those get very tall. bird of paradise canna is wonderful if your not worried about height.


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RE: What's the easiest canna to grow in a container

I think any cannas will do well in pots if you water. I have grown two large ones, Australia and Cora, for years.


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RE: What's the easiest canna to grow in a container

How frequently do you water? Mine are in Jacksonville, Florida on an east-facing porch where they get a full half-day of sun (morning). They are part of large containers with about 10 different plants in each container. How often should I water them? Is a deep watering twice a week about right?

Thanks,
Carol


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RE: What's the easiest canna to grow in a container

I posted last summer, noting that Pink Sunburst is great for containers since the foliage alone is a delight.


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RE: What's the easiest canna to grow in a container

The ones in my large containers are Crimson Beauty. I love them: all green leaves with dark pink blossoms.

Carol


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RE: What's the easiest canna to grow in a container

I live in 6B and I deep water the container cannas every day. They get sun at least six hours each day.


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