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Canna x generalis

Canna, Indian Shot
Classification Scientific Name: Canna x generalis
  Common Name: Canna

Canna Lily

Indian Shot
  Family: Cannaceae
  Location Index: HG4 / HG17
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

container plantings
Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright

  Height: 6 feet (standard)

3 feet (dwarf)
  Spread: 1.5 - 2 feet
  Bloom Period: summer

  Flower Color: white, ivory, yellow, orange, pink, coral, salmon, red, bicolor
  Flower: large, 4-8" flowers in racemes
  Foliage Texture: coarse
  Foliage: glabrous, ovate, large green leaves
  Growth Rate: rapid
Environment USDA Zone: zones 8 - 11
  Native Range: India
  Sun Requirement: light shade

full sun
  Water Requirement: medium
  Soil: moist

high organic matter
  Heat Tolerance: high
Care Maintenance: remove faded flowers/stalks
  Liabilities: may freeze

prone to wind damage

leaf-rolling caterpillars
  Tolerances: some standing water

tolerates drought once established
  Propagation: seed


rhizomes: plant rhizomes 5" deep, 10" apart
More Additional Notes: use in groups as background or screen

tolerance of poorly-drained soil makes it a good solution for boggy areas
  Cultivars/Varieties: some cultivars have variegated foliage that are as colorful as the flowers
Canna x generalis

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