Scientific Name: Canna x generalis
Common Name: canna, garden cannas
Family Name: Cannaceae
Origin: Central America, Garden origin, Mexico, South America, South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Pendulous, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Very coarse
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Waterside planting
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Digitate (palmate), Elliptic, Sinuate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Raceme, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Red, Dark-red, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Red, Dark-red, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Thick fleshy rhizomes, some cultivars up to 2m tall, eaves alternate, elliptic, 25-40(-90)cm long x 15-25(-40)cm wide, sheathing base, acute apex, undulating margins, pinnate venation, green with reddish tints to dark red (veins may have a contrasting colour in some cultivars); florets, racemes, red, pink, orange, yellow; Jul-Sep.