Canna Lily
Canna x generalis 'Pistol Pete'

Family: Cannaceae (kan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canna (KAN-uh) (Info)
Species: x generalis (jen-er-RAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Pistol Pete
Hybridized by Dollie Parker
Registered or introduced: 2008-09
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Category:

Perennials

Ponds and Aquatics

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

Deridder, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 15, 2011, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I dont see how Pistol Pete differs from 'Lucifer' another Canna x generalis cross.

Positive

On Jul 14, 2011, cannagirl from DeRidder, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Pistol Pete's beautiful bi-colored blooms will add brilliant tropical color to your landscape. Bold, bright red blooms outlined in a halo of gold coloring. Foliage is apple green and growing up to 4 ft. tall. Great planted near an outdoor water garden or for a dramatic backdrop for other plantings.