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CANNA 'Red Wine'

Image of Canna 'Red Wine'

Family

Cannaceae

Botanical Name

CANNA 'Red Wine'

Plant Common Name

Canna, Canna Lily, Red Wine Canna

General Description

The vibrant red flowers of ‘Red Wine’ contrast beautifully with the dark burgundy foliage of this compact Canna.

Cannas are easy-to-grow, tropical to sub-tropical, herbaceous or evergreen plants that may be grown as perennials in tropical regions or tender perennials in temperate regions. They are borne from thick fleshy rhizomes that are easy to transplant and divide. These give rise to large leaves and tall upright stems topped with lily-like flowers. Dwarf cultivars, like ‘Red Wine’ are bushier in appearance than tall cultivars.

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

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Latin America and the Caribbean, Central America, South America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • 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

    Crimson

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

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

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Burgundy

  • 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