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Thalia dealbata

 
Thalia dealbata
hardy water canna
Thalia dealbata

Common name hardy water canna
Family marantaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-11)
Flowers violet
Size 6'
Seed ripensearly October

Tall-growing pond marginal, with attractive leaves, and flowers on tall stalks in summer. Strangely, some internet references rate this hardy to zone 5, others only to zone 8. I gather that for hardiness in the colder zones, it needs to be set deeper, well below the freeze line. So I planted ours in the center of the bog, and it came through the winter with flying colors, bigger and bolder. So far, the one flower I've seen was more odd than attractive, but that's OK, too.

hardy water canna
fruit developing mid-July

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: pond filtration bog

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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