Fire Dragon Canna
Canna x generalis 'Fire Dragon'
|Description||A profusion of showy scarlet-red blooms tops lush tropical foliage. A semi-dwarf variety selected for its extended bloom time and self-cleaning flowers - no deadheading required! Beautiful as a backdrop in a landscape or as a showpiece on a patio or pool deck. Thrives in hot, humid climates. Ideal for mass plantings, bedded areas or containers. An herbaceous perennial in warmer regions; a lush tropical annual in less temperate regions.|
|Watering||Keep soil evenly moist.|
|Blooms||Early Summer Through Fall|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside|
|Design Ideas||Use this canna to create an undeniably tropical look, even where there's frost. Add to existing beds and borders for contrasting form or texture. A natural beside pools and water gardens. Favorite of modern garden designers. Excellent in pots on porch, patio, terrace and balcony.|
|Companion Plants||Plumbago (Plumbago); Montbretia (Crocosmia); Verbena (Verbena); Lantana (Lantana); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Cut-Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron)|
|Care||Thrives in loose, nutrient-rich, evenly moist soils, but adaptable when established; tolerates wet, poorly drained soils. In mild winter regions, leave in-ground for spring regrowth; prune to the ground in fall. In regions below zone 7, remove rhizomes in fall and store in a cool, dry place. As an indoor plant, provide bright, indirect 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.