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Monday, October 15, 2012

Canna x generalis 'Isabella'

Scientific name: Canna x generalis
Cultivar name: Canna 'Isabella'

Common name: Canna lily hybrids

Chinese name: 美人蕉 (mei ren jiao - beautiful lady banana)
Malay name: Bunga Tasbih

Family: Cannaceae
Origin: Horticulture
Category: Perennial herb
Photo taken at: Rooftop Secret Garden of 1 Utama

The name "Canna" originates from the Celtic word for a cane or reed.(Source: Wikipedia)

How to grow
Light : Full sun
Soil : Rich, moist but well drained
Water : Regular
Prune : Remove dried flowers and cut off dead leaf stalks to ground level
Propagate : Division of young rhizomes with 1-2 growing buds.

Grow numerous plants on the ground flower beds and borders. This will lead to continuous flowering of one after another.

Features :
Canna leaves look like banana leaves. The leaves are overlapping aerial shoots which arise from underground rhizomes.  There are about 5-10 leaves on each aerial shoot. At the centre is the flowering shoot which bears a few large heads of flowers. Each flower head has about 3-30 flowers. The flowers lasts 1-3 days. The attractive and brightly coloured 'flowers' are enlarged stamens. 

1 comment:

  1. Byłam pewna, że pisałam komentarz pod poprzednim poste, , a tam nie ma :(. Canny uwielbiam nie tylko za kwiaty, ale i za piękne liście. Mam je w ogródku, ale nie w tym kolorze kwiatów. Pozdrawiam.
    I was sure that I was writing a comment in the previous post, and is not there: (. Canny love not only flowers, but also for the beautiful letter. I have them in the garden, but not in the color of the flowers. Yours.


Yay! You like flowers too.

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