Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Canna x generalis, 'Tropical Rose', Canna

Common Name: Canna

Genus: Canna

Species: x generalis

Cultivar or Variety: 'Tropical Rose'

Characteristics: This cultivar won All Amercian Selection. Needs to be dug up for winter in Zone 4 thru 6 and possibly 7 depending on area. Hummingbirds enjoy early morning baths from dew on leaves.

Germination Tips: Scarify outside of seed, soak for 24 hours and then plant.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring
Early Summer
Mid Summer

Germination Temperature
70-80 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/4"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
14-24 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Spreading

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Rose

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Dry

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Rhizomes

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Planters

Image
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