- Plant Info
- Tropical Bog Plant
- Brilliant Red Flowers Add Color
- Increases Natural Filtration
Red King Humbert Canna features attractive bronze-red foliage topped with velvet-red flowers. Deep burgundy and green leaves vary from almost chocolate to deep green with deep red veins and edges; orange/red flowers. It grows to 5' and is very showy. Red King Humbert Canna is one of the most breathtaking plants for the water garden.
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Red King Humbert Canna
|Plant Type||Bog Plant|
|Hardiness Zones||8 To 11|
|Growing Light||Full Sun To Partial Sun|
|Plant Size||Vertical Up To 72"|
Mail Order: What To Expect
Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Red King Humbert Canna will arrive in a 2" Pot (roots with some foliage). Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!
Plant directly into pond and water garden planting shelves or you fill individual planting containers loosely with aquatic planting media, placing the appropriate fertilizer tablets into the bottom half of the planting media and covering them over, then filling planting media 2/3 to the top. Place the plant in the center of the pot with the roots spread out over the planting media, and then continuing to cover the roots with planting media. The crown of the plant, which is the connection between the roots and stems, can usually be about 1" below the surface of the planting media for best results. Avoid using bagged potting mix and other lightweight soils because they will float and continually cloud pond water.
Regular fertilization of your Red King Humbert Canna plant will keep it growing well all season long. CrystalClear® Thrive™ Aquatic Plant Fertilizer or TetraPond® LilyGro™ Aquatic Plant Food or Laguna Plant Grow Fertilizer Spikes can be pushed into the soil at planting time and from April through August, following all manufacturers' recommendation for fertilizer application rates.
For best results, trim or prune as stems begin to turn yellow or brown, remove them completely, discarding them to keep as much excess organic material out of water-body as possible.
All stems will begin to die off as winter arrives. In zones 8 and higher, cut back to 2-3" above the ground. It will begin growing again come spring. For zone and lower, treat canna as an annual. Remove from the pond after the first frost and discard. Or remove the bulb and store in cool dry place for the winter. Make sure the bulb does not completely dry out.