Black Knight Canna
Canna x generalis 'Black Knight'
|Description||Tropical perennial for mass planting in sunny borders. Reliable summer color under a wide variety of growing conditions. Unique, dark burgundy foliage. In cold climates, lift bulbs in fall. Perennial.|
|Watering||Keep soil evenly moist.|
|Mature Size||Fast-growing perennial to 4 to 6 ft. tall, 20 in. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside|
|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.|
|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').|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.