Was (Canna) x 'Ehemanii' - now Alpine Cannas

threesisters@woosh.co.nz threesisters@woosh.co.nz
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:53:31 PDT
My plant was purchased from Russell Fransham Subtropicals, after this 
discussion I went to his website to see if
the item is still available, it is and it is selling as Canna iridiflora 
'Ehemannii', my label did not show 'Ehemannii', but
I have now corrected that.

I have also located a source for Canna 'Orange Punch' which will soon be 
growing in my garden.   Canna 'Semaphore', and
Canna indica 'warszewiczii' are also available from Russell Fransham. 
Something to look forward to.

Thank you all.

Auckland, New Zealand

-----Original Message----- 
From: Tony Avent
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2011 10:53 AM
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: Re: [pbs] Was (Canna) x 'Ehemanii' - now Alpine Cannas


This is fascinating, but who do you know that has actually tried to grow the 
real, wild-collected species?

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
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times" - Avent

-----Original Message-----
From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] 
On Behalf Of James Waddick
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 12:07 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Was (Canna) x 'Ehemanii' - now Alpine Cannas

>Thank you Jim, I wonder what I am growing so successfully here then.
>Auckland, New Zealand

Dear Darlene,
        I would not be surprised if you are growing the cv x'Ehemanii as it 
is often sold as the species C. iridiflora. The cv is much easier to grow 
and tolerates a wide range of conditions unlike the species, but your 
climate may well be 'kind' to the real species.

        Actually, I don't recall ever seeing the real species in 
cultivation. Always turns out to be the hybrid.

                        Best            Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
        Summer 100F +

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