Canna Alaska, White flowering plant ( 2-3eyes/Bulbs/Rhizome) ,tropical look

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Alaska' is a robust, fairly compact clump-forming plant with slightly greyish-green leaves and cream flowers flushed yellow in the centre, opening in summer and early autumn.

  • GenusCanna are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with erect stems bearing ovate leaves, with showy flowers with showy petal-like staminodes and small, coloured petals and sepals, borne in racemes or panicles in summer and autumn

  • Details'Alaska' is a robust, fairly compact clump-forming plant with slightly greyish-green leaves and cream flowers flushed yellow in the centre, opening in summer and early autumn


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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 4 to 5 feet (1.2-1.5m)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Ivory to pale yellow.
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Cyme
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Guardian plant
Water gardens
Vegetable
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots Adds an exotic, tropical look to garden beds and large container plantings. Great curb appeal and ideal for planting near a patio or pool.

Flowers Attract Hummingbirds
Thrives in Heat and Humidity
Blooms Summer to Frost
Cannas are easy-to-grow large tropical to sub-tropical herbaceous plants. Most species originate from tropical America, but almost all cultivated varieties are hybrids. Where hardy, they are grown as perennials and in colder regions they are commonly grown as vigorous tender perennials.

from midsummer to frost but may flower nearly year around in exceptionally mild climates. Its flowers are borne atop tall upright stems and attract insect pollinators and hummingbirds.

Canna is amazingly adaptable. Plants prefer full sun and rich moist to wet soil but can be surprisingly drought tolerant if faced with a bout of dry weather. The thick fleshy rhizomes of cannas transplant and divide easily. In temperate zones, they may be dug and brought into a cool, dry garage or basement to over winter and then planted again in spring after the last frost date.

Use these in containers, waterside gardens or as focal points in any bed or border. Because cannas dwell in both wet soil and dry, they are perfect for water garden settings, though they will not tolerate deep standing water.

Planting

Dig beds at least a shovel's depth
Work a small amount of bulb food or all-purpose flower fertilizer into the bottom of the bed
Refrigerate tulip bulbs a few weeks before planting
Plant true bulbs 2-3 times as deep as they are in diameter - large bulbs deeper than small bulbs
Plant corms and tubers shallow, at the same level as the soil surface
Cover planting area with mulch 1 - 3 inches thick to prevent soil crusting in sun and rain
Watering

Fast-growing herbaceous plants require more attention to watering than woody plants
When possible, water in the morning to avoid promoting diseases from night watering
Water slowly and deeply when plants begin to wilt and do not perk up at night
Watering twice, a few minutes apart, helps water soak in deeper
Soaker hoses and trickle or "drip" irrigation are very efficient and water-conservative
Never overwater, or you may cause root problems
Mulches help reduce water evaporation in hot or dry weather
In dry climates, form a soil "ring" around plants to hold water longer
Pruning

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