CANNA 'Wine 'N' Roses'
Plant Common Name
Canna, Canna Lily, Wine 'n' Roses Canna
An eye-catching tropical perennial, ‘Wine ‘N’ Roses’ is unique among cannas for its combination of deep rose-pink flowers and burgundy leaves. It grows as a clump of large, upright leaves, unfurling from a rising stem eventually topped by clusters of tapered flower buds that open from spring into autumn. Prune 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. They also spread on their own by branching, so one plant eventually becomes a cluster of many plants.
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. A medium-height canna, ‘Wine ‘N’ Roses’ is suited to waterside gardens, shallow ponds, and beds and borders, where it makes a bold focal point. 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
Latin America and the Caribbean, Central America, South America
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