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

Tony Avent Tony@plantdelights.com
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:53:37 PDT

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

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-----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
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