Canna x generalis 'Firebird'
Keep soil evenly moist.
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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 3 ft. tall, 20 in. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Use this canna to create an undeniably tropical look in smaller spaces. Evoking a feeling of orchids and halaconia even where there's frost. Add to existing beds and borders for dramatic, long lasting contrasting foliage, form or texture. A natural beside pools and water gardens. In spare modern gardens use in masses or living columns. Excellent in pots on porch, patio, terrace and balcony.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dwarf Plant, Tolerates Wet Soils, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil evenly moist.|
|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 in full sun. 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