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Re: Beautiful Red Pond Plant


Sounds to me like you have a Canna Lilly.  They can be grown in bog gardens,
as well as in standard garden beds (I have several growing in a flower beds
around my house.)  The 'normal' variety can grow to 5 or 6 feet tall, and
has very nice flowers, there is a dwarf variety, but even it grows to 2 - 3
feet.  So, I'd vote for sending it to your husband's grandfather, though I'm
not sure it will make it through Chicago's winters.  Another option it to
just plant it in a flower bed around your house.

On Mon, 29 Jun 1998 15:48:01 EDT,  Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:
> Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 10:22:15 -0400
> From: "Alysoun McLaughlin" <alysoun.mclaughlin at ncsl_org>
> Subject: Beautiful red pond plant
> I picked up a pond plant at the PVAS auction this past weekend, intending to
> put it in my bog tank.
> I don't know what the plant is, but it's a dark burgundy stalk, with three
> tall, broad leaves (burgundy, with some yellowish-red in the veins) and a
> few new leaves sprouting along the outside.  It's got three leaves, with one
> or two just sprouting along the outside of the stalk.