Plant ID forum: Help identifying this plant

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Aug 31, 2016 12:09 PM CST

Early this summer I tore out some bushes in front of my house and temporarilly added potted plants and mulch to "dress up" the area until I was finished working on my house.

During the last two months I have had two plants "spring up" (that were not weeds). Ons is most definitely a Hasta but the newest arrival I can't identify.

Can anyone help?

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Name: Porkpal
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Aug 31, 2016 12:31 PM CST
It looks rather like a Canna Lily to me.
Name: greene
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Aug 31, 2016 12:44 PM CST
I agree
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Aug 31, 2016 12:49 PM CST
It sure does.

Since I live in Western NY this will not endure the winter. Is there any way to "winter it"?

Thanks again,
Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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Aug 31, 2016 1:03 PM CST
Cannas (Canna) was my first thought too! I think in some zones the rhizomes will survive with a heavy layer of mulch but I'm not sure they would survive harsh winter freezes in the far north. To winterizes them, you can dig the rhizomes and store them in a protected area to be replanted in the garden in spring or you can dig the entire plant and pot it up to keep it indoors as a house plant during the winter months to be moved back outside when the weather warms.
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