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Summerwine Ninebark and Other Plant Varieties

Find out about 17 plant varieties and how to care for them in specific zones.

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Tropicana Cannas(2 of 17)

- Herbaceous perennial with bold foliage of green and orange/yellow stripes with orange flowers
- Plant in rich soil with even moisture
- Plant in full sun; remove dead foliage back to ground after frost
- Height: 5-6 feet
- Width: 2-3 feet, spreading
- Annual or tender in USDA zones 2-6
- Hardy in USDA zones (7) 8-10:

Zones 2-6: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun; water regularly in dry spells during growing season; cut back to ground and remove before first hard frost; store in frost-free location over winter.

Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water regularly in dry spells during growing season; cut back to ground and apply extra mulch after first frost; commonly seen surviving the winter in this zone.

Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water regularly in dry spells during growing season; cut back to ground and apply mulch after first frost.

Zones 9-10: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water regularly in dry spells during growing season; cut back to ground and apply mulch in late fall.

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