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Canna Lily
Cannaceae
Canna x generalis


DrPerry
DrPerry
Flower Petal # 7+
Main Color    
Color 2    

Cannaceae Family

Canna Genus
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Canna


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General Information

Height x width: 18-48" x 12-24"

Growth rate: moderate to fast

Foliage:large to 2' long and 6" wide or more, simple, entire, banana-like, sheathing petioles; green, purplish or blue-green

Flowers: 4-6" across, terminal raceme or panicle, asymmetric flowers; red, orange, yellow, pink, occasionally white, sometimes spotted; often resembles gladiolus or butterfly

Hardiness: annual, zones 8-10

Soil: rich, fertile, moist (tolerates wet)

Light: sun

Pests and problems: bud rot, rust, mosaic and aster yellows viruses, Japanese beetle

Landscape habit, uses: specimen, background, formal and Victorian beds, alone in island beds, containers; very coarse or bold texture; tropical effect

Other interest: from Greek and Latin word for type of reed; native to American tropics and subtropics

Other culture: plant rhizomes 4-6" deep in spring, dig in fall after tops die and store frost-free; prefers heat and warm microclimates

Propagation: seeds (125 per ounce) sown 4-6 weeks before planting out (more for larger plants during the season, or if cold climate); thick rhizomes



Canna Lily - Flower
Canna Lily - Flower - May 18, 2009

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