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Canna x generalis 'Tropicanna' (Canna lily)

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Plant description

canna x generalis tropicanna

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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.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1.2 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, 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.

Soil pH: 6.1-7.5

Pests

Caterpillars

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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