Indian shot (syn. Praetoria)

Canna 'Striata'

Indian shot (syn. Praetoria) - Canna  'Striata'

Common Name: Indian shot (syn. Praetoria)
Genus: Canna
Cultivar: 'Striata'

Category: Non Hardy Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, A good architectural plant, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange
Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, VariegatedFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Imposing spikes of bright orange, gladiolus-like flowers from June to September. These vibrant plants have large green leaves with striking yellow veins and purple coloured stems. Indian shot plants make an excellent centre-piece for a sunny sheltered border. Perfect for the exotic garden, in frost-prone areas the tubers must be over-wintered in a frost-free conservatory or greenhouse.

  • Garden care: Avoid planting out young plants until all risk of frost has passed. Water regularly during the growing season, applying a phosphorus-rich liquid fertiliser each month. In frost-prone areas, lift the rhizomes in autumn and store in a frost-free environment in barely-moist compost or leaf mould.

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