By Mohammed Rashid Afzal
Origin: Native to southern Asia from Pakistan east to Cambodia, and widely cultivated in other tropical countries
Description: Phalsa is an exotic bush  and usually 10 to 15 feet tall . It sheds leaves during winter goes into dormancy for short duration. The wood is strong and elastic. 

, posted in Grow
Thursday, 25 March 2010 17:15

Plant profile: Canna

By Miranda Kimberley, Horticulture Week

 Caution is needed when sourcing these dramatic, late-flowering perennials.

With their bold, banana-like foliage and bright-coloured flowers, Canna species are a popular choice when a touch of the tropical is called for, particularly in late summer.

 Canna National Collection Holder Keith Hayward even goes so far as to call them "garish and brash", but says this is precisely what makes them so attractive to consumers.

, posted in Ornamentals
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