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Canna × generalis ‘Dazzler’

Indian shot plant

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.3m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBright red
  • Leaf ColourBronze-green

Description

Canna × generalis ‘Dazzler’ (Indian shot plant). This perennial has broadly lance-shaped, bronze-green leaves. It produces spikes of large, orchid-like, bright red flowers, each having 3 large petals and a lower lip.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Herbaceous

Other common names

Canna lily

Origin

South, Central America

Interest and use

Border, mixed bed, foliage, ornamental, container

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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

Soak seeds for 48 hours before sowing

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites can cause a problem under glass.

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