Can anyone identify this flowering plant?

brigidmckJuly 18, 2014

My sister bought a mixed planter this spring in the middle of which was a plant with tall green leaves that has just bloomed with a red flower. Neither of us can identify it.

Please help!

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butch_50(5)

Looks like a Canna Bulb

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 1:21PM
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thedecoguy

Canna for sure.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 1:41PM
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brigidmck

It IS!! It is!! I just looked "Canna" up on Google Images after I got your replies.

Thank you SO much for such speedy replies. You guys really know your plants. I'm just thrilled!

Thanks again. You guys rock!
Brigid

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 5:08PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

it can be dug up in fall.. and stored for next year.. depending on where you are ...

ken

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 6:57PM
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brigidmck

Can anyone identify this plant?

Here's another picture of a plant my sister sent me. If anyone knows what it is let me know.

Thanks!!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 12:57PM
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flying_c(6a)

Maybe a clivia?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 1:21PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Yes. The flowers have finished and those are going to be seed pods if they were pollinated. If not they'll fall off.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 3:02PM
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brigidmck

Yes, it must be a clivia. The Google Images page for clivia looks exactly like it.

Thanks a million! You people are amazing!!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 3:31PM
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tomorrow447(7)

I have been growing canna for the last 20 years. I have both the red leaf ones and the green leaf ones. Please listen to what Ken said. Depending upon were you are located, you may have to dig up the bulbs in fall. I started with only a few of these bulbs and now I give to my friends & local greenhouse for them to sell as I am overwhelmed with too many of these bulbs. They are a beautiful plant in my opinion.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 12:27PM
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