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Re: Re: cannas

I love the foliage too, and just out of curiosity Jim, why don't you like
them? Is it because they spread so rapidly or because they get to looking
ratty in mid-summer?

As for the flowers, they are now coming out with some stunning ones.
'Journey's End' is one of my favorites and it has plain old green leaves.
'tropical Rose' is another. and I just bought 'Pacifica from Plant Delights
which has dark purple foliage and a NEON orange bloom. Should be an
interesting combo when it blooms.
Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 11:09 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: dwarf cannas

> > From: Island Jim <jsinger@igc.org>
> > personally don't like cannas, but among those of you who do, have
> any of
> > you tried "tropicanna," which was introduced a couple of years ago?
> it's
> > purple foliage make it attractive to me. if it wasn't a canna, i'd
> probably
> > plant some.
> ----------
> Aw come on, Jim...put your prejudice aside and get one. The foliage
> is fantastic...you won't even think of it as a Canna:-)
> Interestingly, I don't find it as prolific as 'Wyoming', which has
> purple foliage, for which I grow it...don't care much about Canna
> flowers; it's the foliage I want:-)
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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