This tall variety with impressivey large reddish-bronze foliage is crowned with brilliant red blooms in summer and fall; perfect for the back of borders or as an accent; Perennial only when roots are lifted and stored over winter.

Ornamental Features – Red King Humbert Canna features bold spikes of red flag-like flowers with orange overtones at the ends of the stems from mid summer to mid fall. Its attractive large pointy leaves emerge dark red in spring, turning green in colour with showy burgundy variegation and tinges of coppery-bronze the rest of the year.

Landscape Attributes – Red King Humbert Canna is an herbaceous annual with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard.

Red King Humbert Canna is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent, Mass Planting, General Garden Use, Container Planting.

Planting & Growing Red King Humbert Canna will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity extending to 8 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 4 feet. This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Red King Humbert Canna is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a ‘thriller’ in the ‘spiller-thriller-filler’ container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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