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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Canna indica Accepted
Canna brasiliensis Synonym
Canna edulis Synonym
Canna aurantiaca Synonym
Canna lambertii Synonym
Canna limbata Synonym
Canna indica var. maculata Synonym
Canna speciosa Synonym
Canna patens Synonym
Canna lanuginosa Synonym
Canna compacta Synonym
Canna altensteinii Synonym
Canna discolor Synonym
Canna esculenta Synonym
Canna warszewiczii Synonym
Canna coccinea Synonym
Canna orientalis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Leaves: Other: Frost tender
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Edible Parts: Roots
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Soak for 24-48 hours then nick to open outer coat
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Mar 13, 2015 1:52 AM

This is a species canna, so it can be grown from seed.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On July 29, 2018 Bloomed
peachy color one under back pecan tree; from trade
piksihk On February 27, 2017 Bloomed
Pruned down leaves that got zapped by cold last month; new green leaves and blooms this week
piksihk On May 10, 2016 Transplanted
HW round bed
Blondmyk On October 7, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
I noticed that the seed pods have developed! While I'm unsure of what I will get, it should be interesting to see if the cross pollination took, or if another Indica flower pollinated the flower as well as what I did. There are a lot of blooms out there right now, and a total of 7 seed sacks growing, all still very green.
Blondmyk On September 29, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
First new flowers have appeared since the transplant. I also had Cannus Cleopatra blooming, so I took the opportunity to attempt a cross pollination. I have marked the pollinated bloom on Cannus Indica by using a twisty tie. Hopefully I'll get seeds.
Blondmyk On September 12, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
Transplanted approximately 10 new plants into the bed of Canna Indica I have currently planted in the Backyard attained from Apt 5's front yard from under their A/C. Plants seem to have taken the transplant well.
skylark On November 1, 2021 Miscellaneous Event
cut down main stems to grow new stems
skylark On January 15, 2021 Seeds germinated
1 year old seeds
TexasPlumeria87 On October 4, 2015 Seeds sown
After a 48 hour soak, some sprouted roots.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Untitled by K5VLK Oct 3, 2015 7:10 AM 1
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What is this plant? by Warmish_biscuit3 Sep 14, 2020 12:51 PM 5
Canna indica, value to hummingbirds? by sallyg Apr 12, 2020 10:09 AM 2
Canna Seedlings by JayZeke May 5, 2021 7:15 AM 22
Homemade Greenhouse Ideas? by NewRy Feb 10, 2019 9:39 PM 19
Have Thalia Dealbata to trade for Canna Musifolia by roxxanne Nov 11, 2018 1:48 PM 1
Indian shot not doing well - brought home three weeks ago by Michaelonearth Aug 31, 2018 11:00 AM 4
Are your Van Zyverden boxed Canna, mostly tiny flowered wild "Indian Shot"? by Number9Dreamer Jul 5, 2018 3:19 PM 0

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