CANNA 'Roblibkey'( LIBERTY™ KEY LIME, LIBERTY™ SERIES) PP11129
Plant Common Name
Canna, Canna Lily, Liberty™ Key Lime Canna
A tropical-looking perennial, ‘Richard Wallace’ is a medium to tall canna, very widely grown for its vigor and bright flowers. It grows as a clump of upright green leaves from which leafy stalks arise topped by clusters of flowers with lemon-yellow petals that are spotted orange at the base. The flowers open in succession and continue from spring into autumn. Prune spent stems to the highest leaf before the spent flowers make seeds to encourage the growth of new stems and prolong flowering.
Native to South and Central America, cannas are grown as annuals in temperate zones. Their rhizomes (fleshy underground stems) are dug in autumn and brought into a cool, dry garage or basement and then planted in spring after the last frost date. In milder climates, the rhizomes are hardy in the ground over winter and new leaves emerge in late spring. The rhizomes transplant and divide easily any time of year.
Cannas are amazingly adaptable, growing on almost any soil. They grow and flower best in full sun and rich, moist to wet soil but can be surprisingly drought tolerant if faced with dry weather. Use ‘Richard Wallace’ in containers, waterside gardens, shallow ponds, massed as a groundcover, or as bold focal points in a bed or border. Though tolerant of wet soils and shallow water, it does not tolerate deep, standing water.
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
8 - 11
H1, H2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Average Water, Ample Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Tropical, Water Gardens
Sharp or Has Thorns