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Canna x generalis /Canna

Canna x generalis  / Canna x generalis
Large showy flowers
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Large showy flowers

A mature clump of well established cannas

A typical clump of clump of well established cannas

This selection has smaller flowers than most

Red flowers in late spring

Outstanding foliage makes this selection a good garden specimen

Close-up of green and wine colored foliage

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Scientific Name: Canna x generalis
Common Name: Canna
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Cannas are attacked by leaf-tiers. For the border, there is nothing quite like the large foliage and vividness of flower of cannas to add a tropical feel. At the edge of the cold hardiness zone, a heavy mulch in winter will help insure survival. Gertrude Jekyll, the highly acclaimed English garden designer once said about cannas, "The hondsomest foliage in the border." Hundreds of new canna cultivars have been introduced since Ms. Jekyll grew them in her English gardens at turn of the last century.