Canna indica 'Phasion'Item #2248 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
Tall stems are crowned by large, bright orange blooms. Exotic foliage adds interest, with emerging bright burgundy leaves maturing with stripes of red, pink, yellow, and green. This dramatic specimen provides bold color and lush texture to garden beds and is an exceptional featured container specimen. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Upright stalks quickly reach 5 ft. tall, forming clumps 3 to 4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KAN-a IN-di-kaPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:6 - 9, 12 - 24Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Upright stalks quickly reach 5 ft. tall, forming clumps 3 to 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:MulticoloredBlooms:Summer to FallFlower color:OrangeFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleTropicalDesign IdeasUse this canna to create an undeniably tropical look, even where there's frost. Add to existing beds and borders for dramatic, long lasting foliage color and 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 PlantsPlumbago (Plumbago); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Trumpet Vine (Campsis); Lantana (Lantana); Verbena (Verbena); Montbretia (Crocosmia)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- 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. iridiflora and C. glauca sought 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 Antony Tesslaar International introduced Tropicanna and marketed the canna back to popularity again with selections for exotic foliage color.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.