Bengal Tiger Canna
Bengal Tiger Canna
Canna x generalis 'Bengal Tiger'Item #0391 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
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Brilliant orange blooms on 6 foot stalks, foliage is deep green with spectacular yellow stripes. Beautiful in containers and as a tropical accent in perennial borders.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing up to 6 feet under a wide variety of conditions.
- DetailPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing up to 6 feet under a wide variety of conditions.Foliage color:VariegatedBlooms:SummerFlower color:OrangeFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasUse this striped leaf canna to create an undeniably tropical look, evoking a feeling of orchids and halaconia even where there's frost. Add to existing beds and borders for dramatic, long lasting foliage contrast 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.Companion PlantsCreate exciting tropical looks with Platt's Black New Zealand Flax, (Phormium 'Platt's Black'), Xanadu Cut-Leaf Phildendron, (Philodendron x 'Xanadu'), Coral Sea Passion Flower, (Passiflora jamesonii 'Coral Seas') and Spreading Sunshine Lantana, (Lantana x 'Monine').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule to establish. 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This genus is comprised of over fifty species with many contributing to various trends in breeding over the past century. A craze of Victorian interest which involved C. iridifloraand C. glaucasought out ever more exotic flowers. Most of our new plants descend from the Crozy or French Hybrids. Canna fell out of favor for decades until modern designers have rediscovered the exotic colored foliage such as this striped form.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.