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Canna ‘Rosemond Coles’

Indian shot plant

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  • Canna ‘Rosemond Coles’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.9m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBright orange with yellow margins and yellow-spotted throats
  • Leaf ColourVariegated green-purple

Description

Canna ‘Rosemond Coles’ (Indian shot plant). This variety has large, mid-green leaves. It bears racemes of gladiolus-like red flowers, with yellow margins and yellow-spotted throats. The undersides of the petals are golden.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

North-South America.

Interest and use

Grown for their striking flowers and ornamental foliage. They are generally used for summer-bedding displays and container growing. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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  • Canna ‘Rosemond Coles’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 10-15C and will require a warm, sunny position and humus-rich moist soil. If grown under glass or for summer bedding, encourage into growth in spring at 16C and store rhizomes in slightly damp soil or peat in winter.

Propagation

You can propagate in the spring or by division in the winter or by seed. They need a minimum of 20C to germinate.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites can cause a problem under glass.

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