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CANNA 'Gold Ader'

Image of Canna 'Gold Ader'

Family

Cannaceae

Botanical Name

CANNA 'Gold Ader'

Plant Common Name

Canna, Canna Lily, Gold Ader Canna

General Description

This canna cultivar, 'Gold Ader,' is a dwarf, tropical to sub-tropical perennial grown for its orange flowers on tall stalks and vibrant leaves striped in yellowish-green and red. The flowers, which are orange and red in bud, bloom from late spring to early fall. This dwarf canna delivers all the tropical pizzazz of its larger relatives in a size better suited to many gardens. Like most cannas, it may be grown as a perennial in tropical regions, or a tender perennial in temperate regions.

Plant this exotic beauty in full sun and fertile soil, but wait until the evening temperatures have warmed up unless you live in the tropics. Keep the plant well watered. Deadhead from the base of the flower stalk to encourage continued blooms. In colder climates, the rhizomes (bulb-like fleshy roots) can easily be lifted in the fall and stored in a frost-free spot for the winter. Plant 'Gold Ader' in a mixed border or bed, a foundation bed, a large container, a pond, a wet spot, or almost anywhere you want bold leaf color and tropical flair.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    8 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    24"-40" / 61.0cm - 101.6cm

  • Width

    12"-20" / 30.5cm - 50.8cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Latin America and the Caribbean, Central America, South America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Poorly Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water, Ample Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Orange

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Red, Yellow Green, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Red, Dark Green, Light Yellow, Yellow Green, Burgundy, Crimson, Dark Red, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Red, Yellow Green, Burgundy, Crimson, Dark Red, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Tropical, Water Gardens

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No