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Canna (Canna lily)

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Plant description

canna indica canna plant

canna indica canna flower

canna indica canna

Canna lillies are large tropical and subtropical perennials with a rhizomatous rootstock. There are many ornamental cultivars that are grown in temperate to tropical areas for the tropical appearance of their broad leaves and bright flowers. There are varieties with brilliantly coloured leaves, others have large colourful flowers often with contrasting markings.They can be grown as specimen plants, as borders, poolside plantings and as container plants.

Cannas are easy care plants that have few pests and diseases. They grow well in most soils.

Propagation is by division or seed. Seed grown plants may not come true to the parent plant.

 

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow, orange, red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: not specified
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?

Not specified.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: wet, moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: wet, moist.

Pests

Mites, slugs and snails

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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