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Cleopatra Canna

Canna 'Cleopatra'

This colorful perennial is sure to be enjoyed by the adventurous gardener! You can't predict what you will get with this unstable variety. Flowers may be yellow with red spots, pure red, or a combination of the two, while the leaves vary from green to chocolate brown. The large flowers are dazzling no matter what colors appear. A perfect plant for collectors or casual gardeners alike.
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Full sun

Keep soil evenly moist.


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Botanical PronunciationKAN-uh
LoreCanna 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 MaturityQuickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer
Design IdeasMassing 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed & Yellow
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Poolside
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil evenly moist.
Companion PlantsVerbena (Verbena); Lavender (Lavandula); Montbretia (Crocosmia); Lantana (Lantana); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)

Provide loose, nutrient-rich and well-drained soil. For best performance provide full sun with consistently moist, but not saturated, soil. 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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