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Toucan Red Canna Lily Canna generalis

  • Hardy Zones
    • 8 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 30 - 48 Inches
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Toucan Red Canna Lily Canna generalis
Part Sun to Sun 30 - 48

Features

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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.

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

Characteristics

Duration: 
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.

  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    David Hobson
    Kitchener
    Ontario
    Canada
    45 weeks ago
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