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What is is this please?

Comment from Tina Marshall

In forum: Identify a plant

Good afternoon everyone!
Just wondered if anyone could identify this shrub for me? It is currently in a pot, and is about 1m high with a spread of about 50cm. It is mult-stemmed so a shrub rather than a tree. It has leathery mid-green leaves with a yellow rib down the middle. My customer says it flowers with red flowers in summer. The flower tips are showing buds at the moment (early April) and they are very elegant looking tips, rather like a Canna's flowering tips.
If anyone has any ideas as to what it could be I would be very grateful!
Many thanks

  • Posted: Thu. 2nd April 2020 15:25

Re: What is this plant?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

looks like a hardy banana, not sure, look at canna as a possibility too.

  • Posted: Wed. 29th May 2019 14:30

Re: Help identifying please

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Looks like a canna, don't know the variety.

  • Posted: Wed. 25th July 2018 13:46

Looking to source this variety

Question from Janis Raubiska

In forum: Canna 'Schwabische Heimat'

Has anyone got this variety of canna in their gardens or has come across a source that it can be purchased from?

  • Posted: Tue. 13th February 2018 20:30

Re: Please could you identify this plant

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Brian, quite a few people on our social media say this is a marijuana or cannabis. Not sure but it may be? "Sativa" or a "Indica".

Another follower says "After reading gardening mags, he wouldn't be the first this (self-seeding of marijuana) has happened to". It can happen apparently.

Thomas Stone who is respected professional gardener says "It could be sown via birdseed, hempseed can germinate and looks the same but lacks the power of the weed"

Another message "Cleome spinosa looks like this too." "Or a Aesculus indica seedling."

Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Sat. 9th September 2017 17:43

Re: What is this?

Message from Mike Hill

In forum: Identify a plant

I'm not sure I would start them now - problem might be how to overwinter them...the only time I tried Canna from seed I started them in early spring in a heated propagator (they like it warm) and kept them growing all through the summer...this meant they were at a good size to survive the following winter (one of them flowered in year 2).

  • Posted: Wed. 31st August 2016 18:53

Re: What is this?

Message from Mike Hill

In forum: Identify a plant

What a beauty! It's a Canna of some kind I think - looks like one of the species or early hybrids rather than the big frilly hybrid flowers. If you can get hold of those fruits later in the year they should have lovely big seeds in, and cannas are very rewarding from seed - the seeds are big so as long as it's warm enough they can grow really quickly. Was it growing in water or dry land?
...might be Canna indica

  • Posted: Wed. 31st August 2016 16:38

What is this plant

Comment from Jane P

In forum: Identify a plant

Planted near a pond and is about 30 inches across and probably 2ft high. Looks a bit like a hosta or canna lily...no flower yet.

  • Posted: Thu. 14th July 2016 21:55

Re: Saw these plans in Australia

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Drew - these plants look like Canna. We have 43 varieties of Canna listed in Shoot to look at.

Here are the Canna varieties with red flowers

If you want to check if they will suit your Oxfordshire garden use our garden plant check. If you do plant some we'll send you care advice if you add them to your 'plants I have' list.

I hope that helps?

Kind regards,

  • Posted: Thu. 31st December 2015 11:59


Question from Rob Weighill

In forum: Ornamental plants

My Canna Red Velvet that I've had for about 2 months produced a flower stalk but only one flower, the rest just seemed to wither. Is this normal? Other flower stalks seem to be growing, I've watered regularly and fed with tomorite.

  • Posted: Fri. 18th July 2014 19:23

Re: Re: Can anyone identify this flower?

Message from Paul Hermans

In forum: Identify a plant

Yes, thanks Elaine, in fact, as I can check it out now, a Eupatorium cannabinum, the only specie growing in Belgium.

  • Posted: Thu. 5th September 2013 14:35

Re: how to make areas of my garden softer and have a tropical looking seating area

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

I am a garden designer in the States, but no matter where you live, you have to consider what you want to see out of your windows. the further you move away from the house, the more informal you can get. With fruit trees, you have to place them in a south west exposure, decide what fruit trees you like, what does best in your climate and what dwarf stock you'd like.
the tropical look can be achieved by first looking at the site is it sunny or shady? if it is shady some of the shrubs you would incorporate are Fatsia Japonica, aucuba, the bamboo fargesia nitida, If it is sunny, you go for Rheum palmatum, cannas, bananas,dhalias. There are some hardy bananas and maybe you can get away with keeping the cannas in the ground, the Rheum is hardy, add the choisya sundance for color contrast and fragrance, add the star jasmin on an arbour or trellis. Check to see if all these plants are hardy to your area.
Hope that helps

  • Posted: Thu. 7th March 2013 17:59

Re: Canna lifting..

Message from Kathy C

In forum: General

Hi, Neil,
Yes, it is best to lift, dry, and store.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 28th November 2012 20:23

Canna lifting..

Comment from neil

In forum: General

Last year I left my Canna roots in their pots and put them in the shed over winter. This year, even with the bad weather, the results were poor. The best I got was a plant I bought in July! Last years did little. Is it best to take them out, clean and wrap in paper over winter, As suggested by Wikipedia...Thanks in advance.

  • Posted: Sat. 24th November 2012 18:14

Re: Frostbitten, windblown, canna phasion

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Canna 'Phasion'

Hi, Julie,
Remove all leaves that in which the majority of the leaf is dead or torn. Not sure where you live, but since the area gets frost, and Cannas are tender, you will want to lift and store the tubers this autumn. Or, you can cut back the foliage and overwinter the entire container in a frost-free place. Canna 'Phasion' is here on Shoot and if you add it to your 'Plants I Have' list, you will get detailed info on how to care for it, including when to lift and store.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 18th September 2012 17:03

Frostbitten, windblown, canna phasion

Question from Julie

In forum: Canna 'Phasion'

I have a plant I bought about 5 months ago which was outside when we had a frost and a bad windstorm. It will survive but the top leaves are torn and some of them are dead on the ends. I was wondering if I should cut the dead ends off with scissors or just leave everything alone? Thankjs.

  • Posted: Sat. 15th September 2012 18:44

Re: Is this a weed?

Message from bole

In forum: Identify a plant

I don't know what it is, but it certainly isn't weed (cannabis sativa).

  • Posted: Sun. 29th April 2012 02:30

Re: Re: Advice on a red flowering plant to use against white cobbles

Message from Chris Vaughan

In forum: Garden design

Hi Carol

Many thanks for your suggestions. We've been recommended nasturtiums and they look great although as you say they are possibly better treated as annuals. We are having a choice of evergreen plants such as black bamboos, cordyline, fatsia japonica and euphorbia, plus a tracycarpus fortunei palm so just need to add some colour. Cannas and crocosmias to follow! I'll take a look at some of the others you suggest - really appreciate your comments.


Thanks again, much appreciated.

  • Posted: Mon. 26th March 2012 21:29

Re: Re: Advice on a red flowering plant to use against white cobbles

Message from Chris Vaughan

In forum: Garden design

Hi there,

Many thanks for your suggestions - i'll read up about them. I've had cannas before and love them, was just aware they die back in the winter unless dug up and stored somewhere warm. We live in a rural part of Worcestershire so will have to be pretty selective on choices to maintain a mediterranean theme in our colder winter temps.

Thanks again, much appreciated.

  • Posted: Mon. 26th March 2012 21:23

Re: Advice on a red flowering plant to use against white cobbles

Message from Clockhouse Nursery

In forum: Garden design

Your problem might be that most tropical flowering plants are not going to be particularly hardy. That aside, how about red canna lillies, ideally ones with dark foliage to offset the cobbles.
Crocosmia lucifer is another flower with strong colour and sword like foliage, this one is tougher.
Gaillardia burgunder is another good perennial along with papaver allegro.
Shrub wise, Oleander would fit the theme but this too can be a bit hit and miss with Winters of late.
Theres a few ideas to look at.

  • Posted: Mon. 26th March 2012 07:37