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Canna x generalis

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KAN-uh jen-er-RAL-liss
Description

Canna Lilies are hybrid plants found in tropical and subtropical regions of North and South America and India.  There striking red and yellow flowers make them an excellent choice for a border grouping and their tropical feel works well in pool-side landscaping.  

 

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See this plant in the following landscapes:
Corner Roadside Planting Border Garden- Pathway
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Tags:
#pool#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#pool#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Canna
    Species:
    generalis
    Family:
    Cannaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Green
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Prickly 3-parted capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Raceme
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Flower Petals:
    2-3 rays/petals
    Colored Sepals
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Sheath
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pool/Hardscape
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Small groups