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

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 09:07:20 PDT
>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
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	Summer 100F +

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