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/Firewise, 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.|
|Companion Plants||Firebird belongs with tropical looking Royal Cape Plumbago, (Plumbago auriculata 'Monott'), Hardy Fiber Banana, (Musa basjoo), Balboa Sunset Trumpet Vine, (Campsis radicans 'Monbal') and Black Knight Butterfly Bush, (Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight').|
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