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CANNA (GRAND OPERA SERIES)

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Family

Cannaceae

Botanical Name

CANNA( GRAND OPERA SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Canna, Canna Lily

Special Notice

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General Description

The Grand Opera series cannas are grown for their racemes of peach, pink, or rose flowers rising from towering clumps of huge green leaves. Cannas are easy-to-grow, tropical to sub-tropical herbaceous plants that may be grown as perennials in tropical regions or tender perennials in temperate regions.

Grow these cannas in full sun and fertile soil. Wait until early summer to plant them outdoors. Keep them well watered. Deadhead from the base of the flower stalk to encourage continued blooms. The rhizomes can easily be lifted in the fall and stored indoors for the winter. Plant cannas in the border or as accent plants, wherever you want to add tropical punch. Try them in containers for a dramatic statement.

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

    5'-6' / 1.5m - 1.8m

  • Width

    16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • 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

    Yellow, Red, Orange, Light Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Gold, Rose, Salmon, Coral, Peach, Burgundy, Crimson, Dark Red, Orange Red, Dark Salmon

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Yellow, Red, Green, Purple, Gray Green, Dark Green, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Red, Green, Orange, Light Green, Chartreuse, Lime Green, Dark Green, Light Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Gold, Burgundy, Crimson, Dark Red, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Red, Green, Orange, Light Green, Lime Green, Dark Green, Light Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Gold, Burgundy, Crimson, Dark Red, Bronze

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • 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