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Help! Do Cleopatra cannas look like Phaison when coming up?

Posted by kwz7nc 7 (My Page) on
Fri, May 19, 06 at 18:36

I bought several packages of labeled "Cleopatra" bulbs from Lowe's and planted them. They are coming up, but they look exactly like my Phaison cannas coming up their second year. The leaves have the stripes/coloration like Phaison and I see no half-n-half red-green variation yet. Could the packages have been mislabeled? Or do Cleopatras start out striped? I won't mind, the Phaisons are beautiful, but I was looking for a new canna. Any advice is helpful (other than don't buy plants from corporate garden centers, I generally shop local) and would be appreciated. Kara


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RE: Help! Do Cleopatra cannas look like Phaison when coming up?

Kara - Sorry to say, but your new canna is likely *not* Cleopatra. The leaves on this one would either come out as solid green, or green with big bold red stripes. Nothing like the fine red, red & orange lines on Phaison.

Hope that this helps,

Dan


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