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CANNA 'Orange Futurity'

Image of Canna 'Orange Futurity' (FUTURITY SERIES)

Family

Cannaceae

Botanical Name

CANNA 'Orange Futurity'( FUTURITY SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Canna, Canna Lily, Futurity Orange Canna

General Description

The vigorous 'Orange Futurity' is a dwarf selection with large, lily-like flowers of fiery orange and bold leaves of medium to dark green.

Canna is an easy-to-grow, tropical to sub-tropical, herbaceous or evergreen plant that may be grown as a perennial in tropical regions or tender perennial in temperate regions. The clump-forming plants are borne from thick fleshy rhizomes that are easy to transplant and divide. These give rise to large leaves and upright stems topped with a cluster of lily-like flowers.

Canna are amazingly adaptable. Plants prefer full sun and rich moist to wet soil but can be surprisingly drought tolerant if faced with a bout of dry weather. Where not hardy, their rhizomes can be dug and brought into a cool, dry garage or basement to overwinter and planted again in spring after the last frost date.

These bold ornamentals are ideal for containers, waterside gardens or edging plants for bed and borders. Though tolerant of wet soils, they will not tolerate deep standing water.

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

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Width

    20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Poorly Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water, Ample Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Orange

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Dark Green

  • 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

    No

  • 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