Canna Lily, Canna indica 'Indian Rocket' or 'Tropicana'

Canna Lily

FAMILY:
Cannaceae

ORIGIN:
South America

DESCRIPTION:
Rhizomatous perennial with ovate, lance-shaped green leaves with yellow striations; flower is actually 3 petals and 3 sepals hidden under extravagant stamens; grows 3 - 5 ft.

CULTIVATION:
Keep soil moist; remove spent blooms to promote flowering; fertilize monthly; bright sun

PROPAGATION:
Divide rhizomes into sections leaving an "eye" on each part

COMMENTS:
The plant yields a fibre from the stem and serves as a jute substitute

 

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