Common name: Red balisier, Toloman, Conflore
Origin: tropical America
Height at maturity: 1.20 meter
Plant type: herbaceous flower
Vegetation: perennial with rhizome
Flowering: July to frost
Flower color: red
Soil type: rich to humus
Use: in the garden in the ground, in beds, borders, container culture
Diseases and pests: no specific disease or pest
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Canna indica is a rhizomatous plant that produces beautiful red flowers. Flowering occurs in July and continues until the first frosts.
The plant reaches a height of 1.20 meters and spreads over about fifty centimeters. It is therefore important to keep this distance between each plant.
The red balisier grows naturally in a tropical environment. However, it is possible to grow it in temperate climates. Indeed, at the first frosts it is enough to cut back the plant to about ten centimeters and to mulch the ground. This has the effect of keeping the rhizome in the ground and the following spring the plant will start again without problems.
The ideal place for canna indica is a sunny place, sheltered from the winds and preferably along a wall.
In order to make the seeds germinate correctly, they must be placed in water at room temperature for two or three days and then placed in a soil for sowing and cuttings. Place your seedlings in a warm place.