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Toucan® Dark Orange Canna Lily Canna generalis

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
48" 24"
Height
30 - 48"
Spread
18 - 24"
  • Details

    Features

    Don't JUST keep up with the Joneses. LEAPFROG them.

    This Canna Lily will bloom all summer, it is extremely heat tolerant - loving both heat and humidity.  They are adaptable and can take damp conditions, but they are not especially water needy.

    Award Winner
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Bog Plant
    Attracts: 
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    30 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Shades of Deep Orange to Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Great plants for use as the thriller in large combinations, they also do very well grown alone in containers.  They are fantastic landscape plants and lend a tropical feel to gardens in any locale.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    While deadheading is not necessary to keep them blooming all summer, removing seed pods will likely improve appearance.

    In containers an application of controlled release fertilzer should be sufficient for the season, but supplementing with a water soluble plant food starting mid-summer can keep them performing at their best. 

    In landscapes, the controlled release application at planting should be enough to last all summer.

    Water needs are simple and the plants are quite adaptable, even tolerating standing water for short periods of time.  They can also take periods of relatively dry soil, although consistent moisture will produce the very best plants.

  • 3 Reviews

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    • Summer 2020 we planted cannas as the centerpiece in two planters surrounded by verbena and lemon coral sedum. These planters sit on a patio facing the ocean and are exposed to all the elements and they were amazing! The sedum turned golden, the verbena consistently grew and was covered in blooms and the cannas were an absolute show stopper. These cannas remain standing despite 70 mph winds and the salt air and sea spray covering the leaves. Two days later we have new flowers sprouting despite cooler air and less heat. These cannas are amazing and I am looking forward to buying more for next year.

      Julie
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 2 weeks ago
    • Purchased two for the spring of 2018. Grew in a container with Vermillionaire, Superbells® Over Easy™ and Sunsatia® Blood Orange. The huge dark green leaves made a great background for the other plants. They bloomed from spring till frost and multiplied a lot. They did not hold up to the wind so will be moving the container to a more protected location next year. Really a great plant.

      Angele
      , New Mexico
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • David Hobson
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 4 years ago
  • 1 Award

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2018 Top Performer Penn State
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