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PlantFiles: Aquatic Canna Lily
Canna glauca 'Erebus'

Family: Cannaceae (kan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canna (KAN-uh) (Info)
Species: glauca (GLAW-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Erebus

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive themikesmom On Jun 27, 2013, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

This is a wonderful canna with such a beautiful rose color and it is incredibly tall, what I love about it is the beautiful silvery leaves that are slender and not bulky or waxy at all like the typical simple cannas. This plant is the royalty of all the Cannas cultivars!

Positive Happenstance On Aug 28, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

This hybrid is from Longwood Gardens, good bloomer about 6' tall, sensitive to high winds. This marginal canna can be grown in ground or in water garden. In 9b it winters over fine without storing the rhzomes.

Canna glauca, which has roots that tolerate being submerged in water, was crossed with the terrestrial hybrids. Four cultivars, Endeavour, Erebus, Ra, and Taney, all named after famous ships, were selected in 1972 by Longwood gardens.

Positive Abutilon On Jun 18, 2002, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

'Erebus' grows very well in water and in ground. It blooms almost constant. I especially like in or near the pond as it is lovely seen reflected in the water.


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

Mesa, Arizona
Clayton, California
San Leandro, California
West Hills, California
Jersey City, New Jersey
Concord, North Carolina

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