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PlantFiles: Canna Lily, Indian Shot
Canna indica 'Red Stripe'

Family: Cannaceae (kan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canna (KAN-uh) (Info)
Species: indica (IN-dih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Stripe

Synonym:Canna limbata

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33 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive QueenB On May 19, 2006, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This has been one of the hardiest and most spectacular of my Cannas as far as foliage. Mine makes small red flowers followed by seed pods bearing typical "indian shot" seed. Mine has topped out at a little over 6 ft. in full sun in a place that doesn't receive much water, but the ground does retain more moisture in that area. The stalks are very sturdy, but can get a bit heavy sometimes and may need occasional staking against high wind. It's one of my absolute favorites.

Positive punaheledp On Jul 7, 2004, punaheledp from Kailua, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

for years, after a heavy rain, I would have little shoots of something pop up in the back of my yard, then die back again. Looked like a garden plant rather than a weed and finally last year, after heavy rain when they again sprouted, I transplanted to a part-shade area that gets regular water to see if they'd grow and if they were something I'd like. They immediately shot up and within a couple of months flowered. After flowering, swollen, warty 1" fruits develope with black globous seeds. Took me a while to identify (the few canna I'd seen have big frilly flowers and the petals on these are very slender). This plant is from S.Amer. flowers are bright yellow or red. Mine is bright yellow with some red splatters(more like vertical dashes). 7 mos after transpalnt they are 4'-5' high and spread rapidly by sending new shoots up from underground.Here in hawaii the seeds are used in leis and rattles.


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

, (2 reports)
Arroyo Grande, California
Brandon, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Niceville, Florida
Wesley Chapel, Florida
Kailua, Hawaii
Hometown, Illinois
Saint Charles, Illinois
Davenport, Iowa
Barbourville, Kentucky
Fordoche, Louisiana
Silver Spring, Maryland
Clinton Township, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan
Marietta, Mississippi
Roswell, New Mexico
Beaufort, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Houston, Texas
Shepherd, Texas
Chesapeake, Virginia

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