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name of a plant

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

in the grounds of our local hospital there is a plant that grows to around 4 ft has large dark purple leaves and I think orange flowers rather like gladioli please can anyone tell me what it is, it would be great in my garden

thankyou for your help Sylvia



If you could post a photo it would help with identification. Is it in flower now? The only thing I can think of is a canna

24 Aug, 2009


Does sound a bit like a Canna, but a pic, as Andrew says, would be good, or a better description - what shape are the leaves, for instance, are there any midribs showing colour, does it have palmate leaves?

24 Aug, 2009


I have checked out the canna and its the nearest I can see so thankyou for that my husband was going to get a photo when he was there but walked past them when he came out of the hospital typical

thankyou again

24 Aug, 2009


Well he was probably just relieved to escape - I know what that feels like!

24 Aug, 2009


he was only having a check up

24 Aug, 2009

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