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CANNA (TROPICANNA™)

Image of Canna 'Phasion' (TROPICANNA™) PP10569

Jesse Saylor

Family

Cannaceae

Botanical Name

CANNA 'Phasion'(TROPICANNA™) PP10569

Plant Common Name

Canna, Canna Lily, Tropicanna™ Canna

General Description

Tropicanna™ canna, also called 'Phasion', is one of the most popular cannas on the market. It is an easy-to-grow, tropical to sub-tropical, herbaceous to evergreen plant that may be grown as a perennial in tropical regions or tender perennial in temperate regions. This very showy selection was developed in South Africa and has large, lily-like flowers of tangerine orange that shine against a backdrop of fantastic bold leaves striped with orange, red, yellow, bright pink and green.

Its thick fleshy rhizomes transplant and divide easily. In temperate zones they may be dug and brought into a cool, dry garage or basement to over winter and then planted again in spring after the last frost date. 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. Use these in containers, waterside gardens or as focal points in any bed or border. 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

    0'-0' / 0.0m - 0.0m (5)

  • Width

    24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • 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)

    Yellow, Red, Green, Orange, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Yellow, Red, Green, Orange, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Red, Green, Orange, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Yellow, Red, Green, Orange, Burgundy

  • 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

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

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

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes