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Dwarf version of Black Knight?

Posted by dnr24 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 30, 10 at 10:40

I really like the Black Knight canna, but I am going to need something smaller for my garden. Does anyone know of a dwarf or 3 foot tall canna with red flowers and gray or bronze leaves? (I read about one called Declaration, but can't find any pics--not sure I could find that one anywhere anyway...)


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RE: Dwarf version of Black Knight?

Sorry that no one has responded but because you seem to be interested in a large flowered red canna that grows less than 3 feet presents a serious height limitation. I reality, few cannas truly grow under 3 feet at maturity. As much as it pains me, you may need to consider some sort of bedding annual.
You do not indicate your growing area and that might have some relevance? Canna availability will be very limited until early next spring.
Kent


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RE: Dwarf version of Black Knight?

Thanks for the response. I am doing planning now for spring since I do not like my current bedding setup. I have a 14 foot diameter circle with a birdbath in the center. I wanted to plant clumps of canna around the birdbath and yellow crocosmia around the canna for long-lasting summer color. Perhaps some annuals in between the early spring before the canna and crocosmia bloom. This is all edged by liriope. The canna I am leaning toward is Lucifer. I just wish it had darker leaves. Whenever I seek Black Knight, I am struck by the dramatic color of the leaves.


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