Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Canna generalis, Australia, Canna, Canna Lily, Indianshot

Common Name: Canna, Canna Lily, Indianshot

Family: Cannaceae

Genus: Canna

Species: generalis

Cultivar or Variety: Australia

Characteristics of Plant
This stunning hybrid of a Canna can be planted in the ground or makes a stunning water garden plant.

The foliage is such a deep burgundy color that it almost looks like it is sporting black foliage. The flower is such a bright orange red-color that combined with the foliage it is an eye catcher.

Those growing this Canna in Zones 5-6 need to dig up and store the rhizomes for the winter.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9
Zone 10

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

Plant Form
Upright
Spreading

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Orange
Red

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Wet
Dry

Reproduces By
Rhizomes

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies

Image
(Image by starlight1153)
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