• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing up to 6 feet under a wide variety of conditions.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing up to 6 feet under a wide variety of conditions.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Orange
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary, Tropical
    Design IdeasUse this striped leaf canna to create an undeniably tropical look, evoking a feeling of orchids and halaconia even where there's frost. Add to existing beds and borders for dramatic, long lasting foliage contrast form or texture. A natural beside pools and water gardens. In spare modern gardens use in masses or living columns. Excellent in pots on porch, patio, terrace and balcony.
    Companion PlantsCreate exciting tropical looks with Platt's Black New Zealand Flax, (Phormium 'Platt's Black'), Xanadu Cut-Leaf Phildendron, (Philodendron x 'Xanadu'), Coral Sea Passion Flower, (Passiflora jamesonii 'Coral Seas') and Spreading Sunshine Lantana, (Lantana x 'Monine').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule to establish. Protect from severe cold. In mild winter areas leave in-ground for spring regrowth. In cold winter areas dig and store bulb in a cool dry place. As an indoor plant, locate near bright light.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This genus is comprised of over fifty species with many contributing to various trends in breeding over the past century. A craze of Victorian interest which involved C. iridifloraand C. glaucasought out ever more exotic flowers. Most of our new plants descend from the Crozy or French Hybrids. Canna fell out of favor for decades until modern designers have rediscovered the exotic colored foliage such as this striped form.
    Lore:
    Canna was once called Indian shot because its rock hard, perfectly round seed was used as a substitute for lead shot in muzzle loading guns.