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Canna

Canna x generalis
Canna Lily, Platanillo de Cuba, Lengua de Dragon
4

8 feet
4

5 feet
Tropical Americas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Full or partial sun. Canna is a large-leaved herbaceous perennial with warm-colored flowers and leaves resembling its close relatives, banana and ginger. Many cultivated varieties are available. The name “canna” originates from the Latin term for “reed.” Like reeds, canna naturally grows in fairly wet settings.

Canna is big and sloppy; frequent grooming and removal of spent leaves can keep it looking fresh. It freezes down to the rhizomes during extreme cold.

Canna spreads aggressively along streams and rivers.

Maintenance

Grooming to remove spent foliage. “Canna leaf rollers” (caterpillars of the Brazilian skipper butterfly) often eat through the leaves in summer.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
4-8' H, 4-5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Orange, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
Yes
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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