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Canna x generalis 'Australia' (Canna lily)

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Plant description

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Canna 'Australia' is a rhizomatous perennial plant with large bold burgundy leaves and large bright red flowers from spring to autumn. Great easy care plant that looks wonderfully tropical, both the flowers and leaves can be used for cut flowers. Grows in sunny and part shaded spots, best in full sun in moist, well drained soil rich in organic matter. Bred to be disease resistant, and is rarely affected by pests. Lift and divide the rhizomes every few years, otherwise the growth can get crowded and more sparse. Tolerates light frost. Mulch well.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres

Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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