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Canna × generalis ‘King Midas’

Indian shot plant

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  • Canna × generalis ‘King Midas’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Canna × generalis ‘King Midas’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.3m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellow spotted brown orange
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Canna × generalis ‘King Midas’ (Indian shot plant). This bears yellow, single flowers with brown-orange spots in mid-summer and lance-shaped, light green leaves.

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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  • Canna × generalis ‘King Midas’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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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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