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Canna x generalis 'Tropicanna' is a clumping evergreen herbaceous perennial with broad multi-coloured striped leaves and large orange flowers from spring through to autumn. It is a hardy, easy care plant, and is a long flowering ornamental. It prefers a tropical to subtropical areas, but it can grow well in a warm sheltered spot in a temperate climate. Cut back hard if the plant needs to be tidied. It grows from an underground rhizome, which will resprout if difficult conditions kill the foliage. Can be container grown, as well as mass planted in the garden, or as a specimen plant.
Propagation is by division of the rhizomes.
Canna rhizomes are starchy and edible.
Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1.2 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.1-7.5
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.