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Canna ‘Red King Humbert’

‘Red King Humbert’ is a splendid, especially tall canna, reaching heights up to 6 feet. They are especially desirable for their distinctive foliage, which slowly turns from green to an exotic, reddish-bronze. The flowers range from bright red to reddish orange and bloom in mid-to-late summer. ‘Red King Humbert’ Cannas are showy tropical flowers. They are at home in any tropical garden but are especially striking when used in unexpected ways, such as a focal point in an urban garden. This Canna is also marvelous in water gardens!

Cannas bring a touch of the tropics to wherever they are planted. These exotic looking plants are indispensable for a splendid summer border bursting with drama. Their size, bright, showy flowers, and foliage patterns ensure that your Cannas will stand out. Makes a great centerpiece in bedding schemes and large containers. As soon as a stalk has finished blooming, remove it and a new one will take its place. If faded flowers are not removed, seeds will form and flowering will cease.

Plant Details +

Botanical Canna x generalis 'Red King Humbert'
Common Name Canna
Family Cannaceae
Size 2-5 eye
Height 5-6'
Spacing 12-18"
Hardiness Tender
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Reddish bronze foliage
Flower Bright red-orange
Bloomtime July - October

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant in spring, after the ground, warms to about 50º F. 1. Dig a hole 2-4" deep. 2. Place rhizome in the hole. 3. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. Cannas thrive in sunlight, heat, and humidity. Give Cannas plenty of water during the growing season. Space plants 12-18" apart. Plant heights 3-4'. Canna should be lifted before the first frost of fall in areas where the ground freezes. Dig, dry-off then place rhizomes in a well ventilated frost-free place for the winter.