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CANNA 'Tropical Rose'

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Family

Cannaceae

Botanical Name

CANNA 'Tropical Rose'( TROPICAL SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Canna, Canna Lily, Tropical Rose Canna

General Description

Canna is an easy-to-grow, tropical to sub-tropical herbaceous plant. Most species originate from tropical America, but almost all cultivated varieties are hybrids. Where hardy, it is grown as an evergreen perennial and in colder regions it is revered as a vigorous tender perennial.

The cultivar 'Tropical Rose' is known for its large, rosy-pink flowers, medium green foliage and dwarfed mature size. Its bold leaves offer a course texture to the garden, and its colorful almost lily-like blossoms attract insect pollinators and hummingbirds.

All Canna have thick fleshy rhizomes that transplant and divide easily. In temperate zones, they may be dug and brought into a cool, dry garage or basement to overwinter and then planted again in spring after the last frost date.

Cannas are amazingly adaptable. They prefer full sun and rich moist to wet soil but are surprisingly drought tolerant if faced with a bout of dry weather.

Use 'Tropical Rose' in containers, mixed borders or waterside plantings. Though tolerant of wet soils, it will not tolerate deep standing water. Members of the Tropical Series grow true from seed and will flower in the first growing season.

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

    20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm

  • 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

    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