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Also sold as:
Yellow Humbert

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Green with occasional deep red stripes.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Red, yellow or combination of the two.
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Guardian plant
Water gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: sterile, does not set seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 4, 2020 12:57 PM

Back in the 1990's I ordered some Yellow King Hubert Cannas along with Red King Hubert Cannas as tubers and started them in the small greenhouse at the hospital grounds where I worked as a groundsman. I used them around the grounds for about ten years in annual flower beds as some of the taller annual plants. The Yellow King Huberts I grew did not show lots of red in the flower, just some red dots, and they had green foliage. It is a common cultivar used in the northern USA as an annual. After the frost killed the plants to the ground in late fall, I would dig up the tubers and store them in moist peatmoss in cardboard boxes in a cool inside place. In April I would cut the tubers to nice pieces and plant them in pots. I would grow the plants inside until mid or late May to plant outside once again. Bumblebees love the flowers. Unfortunately, Japanese Beetles also like to eat holes in the flowers, so watch out.

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