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Common Name: canna
Type: Bulb
Family: Cannaceae
Zone: 7 to 10
Height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 4.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to September
Bloom Description: Orange
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Annual
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Colorful

Best grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun. Plant rhizomes 4-6” deep and 18-24” apart in spring after threat of frost has passed. Remove entire flowering stems immediately after bloom. Rhizomes are reliably hardy in USDA Zones 7-10, but can be lifted in fall for overwintering in colder climates. In fall, cut plants to the ground after first frost and lift rhizome clumps for winter storage in a dry medium (peat or vermiculite) in a cool dry location than does not fall below 40°F. Rhizomes may be occasionally sprayed with water in winter to make sure they do not become so dry that root shriveling would occur. Container grown plants can be stored in their containers in winter. Propagate by division in spring before replanting outdoors.

For more information visit: Missouri Botanical Garden