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PlantFiles: Canna Lily
Canna x ehemanii

Family: Cannaceae (kan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canna (KAN-uh) (Info)
Species: x ehemanii
Additional cultivar information: (aka Ehemanii)

Synonym:Canna iridiflora

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lilith530 On May 5, 2004, lilith530 from Trail

Canna's can also be grown in zone 5 but tubers must be stored over the winter. I am growing them here in Trail, BC for the first year but last year I saw them everywhere.

Positive Abutilon On Feb 16, 2003, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Species type canna with panicles of tubular raspberry flowers and large green leaves.
Taller medium height.
Does not store well out of ground in cold climates. Best to winter kept growing.


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

Raleigh, North Carolina
Ennis, Texas
Shepherd, Texas

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