Canna x generalis 'President'
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 4 to 6 ft. tall, 20 in. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Use this 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Very Wet Areas|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Tolerates Wet Soils, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil evenly moist.|
|Companion Plants||Combine canna with Flamenco Double Flame Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'MonHope'), Banana Split Yucca, (Yucca recurvifolia 'Monca'), Nuccios Bella Rossa Camellia, (Camellia japonica 'Nuccio's Bella Rossa'), Crimson Jewel Mandevilla, (Mandevillea x amabilis 'Magic Dream') and Golden Zebra Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Malja').|
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