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Scientific Name: Canna x generalis
Pronunciation: KAN-uh ex jen-er-RAY-liss
Common Name: canna, garden cannas
Family Name: Cannaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Basal; leaves alternate, pinnate venation, sheathed base, elliptic, acute, undulating, green/reddish tints; flowers salverform, racemes, red, pink, orange, yellow; June-September.
Course(s): Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Pendulous, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Central America, Mexico, South America, South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Waterside planting
Additional Info: Google
canna, garden cannas
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Pinnate venation
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Red
Colour in Fall: Green, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Sinuate, Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Salverform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Dark-red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Asymmetrical flower shape; what appear like 5 petals are actually modified stamens

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown, Dark-red, Red
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Mites, Rust, Slugs or snails, Virus,
Specific Pests: beetles, bud rot
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