Canna Lily
Canna x generalis 'Chocolate Cherry'

Family: Cannaceae (kan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canna (KAN-uh) (Info)
Species: x generalis (jen-er-RAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Chocolate Cherry
Hybridized by Karchesky Canna, Alice Harris
Registered or introduced: 2005
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Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Dark/Black

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Prattville, Alabama

Jacksonville, Florida

Elk City, Oklahoma

Coal Center, Pennsylvania

Sumter, South Carolina

Harrison, Tennessee

Soddy Daisy, Tennessee

Fate, Texas

Felida, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 27, 2006, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Pure red blooms, pure deep chocolate foliage.
Excellent canna.