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CANNA (TROPICANNA™ SERIES)

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Anthony Tesselaar, USA

Family

Cannaceae

Botanical Name

CANNA( TROPICANNA™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Canna, Tropicanna™ Canna

General Description

Canna are easy-to-grow, tropical to sub-tropical herbaceous plants that are grown as perennials or tender perennials. Selections from the Tropicanna Series are known for their exciting foliage and vivid flowers.

The foliage of Tropicanna™ Black is very dark purple black, Tropicanna™ Gold has gold and green striped leaves and the leaves of Tropicanna™ are striped with red, green and burgundy. The flowers of all are in the gold to red orange range and appear atop tall upright stems.

Canna's 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 is 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

  • 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

    Orange, Gold, Orange Red

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Yellow, Red, Green, Burgundy, Black

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Yellow, Red, Green, Gold, Burgundy, Black

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Green, Gold, Black

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • 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, Mixed Border, Tropical, Water Gardens

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No