This was the first time I grew a Canna so I didn’t have any expectations- I saw the plant at a local greenery and thought it was lovely. I do not have a green thumb... so fortunately this was very easy to care for and consistently had blooms throughout the summer. I will definitely have these again.
Toucan® Scarlet Canna Lily Canna generalis
- 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).
FeaturesI was voted MOST LIKELY to THRIVE.
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 WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryBog PlantAttracts:HummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:30 - 48 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:Scarlet to RedFoliage Colors:BrownFoliage Shade:BronzeHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses 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.
Stacy, Wisconsin, United States, 35 weeks ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2018 Top Performer Penn State