Black Knight Canna
Canna x generalis 'Black Knight'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||KAN-uh jen-er-RAY-liss|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast-growing perennial to 4 to 6 ft. tall, 20 in. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Massing this canna creates an undeniably tropical look in larger landscapes. Flowers evoke a feeling of orchids and halaconia while large leaves are decidedly exotic. Add to existing beds and borders for dramatic, long lasting contrasting foliage, tall form or texture. A natural beside pools and water gardens or for problem solving in low wet soils. In spare modern gardens use in masses or as living columns; exceptional played against boldly colored walls. Excellent in pots on porch, patio, terrace and balcony.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Wet Soils, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Provide a site with loose, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule of thoroughly soaking the root area once a week. Cut spent flowers to induce repeat bloom. As an indoor plant locate near a source of bright light.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 11