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Canna Lily 'Chinese Coral'

Canna x generalis

Family: Cannaceae (kan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canna (KAN-uh) (Info)
Species: x generalis (jen-er-RAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Chinese Coral
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Tropicals and Tender Perennials


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 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

Light Shade

Bloom Color:



Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall




Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Where to Grow:

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

Delano, California

Old Town, Florida

Norco, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 14, 2003, suncatcheracres from Old Town, FL wrote:

This unusually colored canna did very well in a pot for over a year, and is now in the ground in what has proved to be a too shady spot, but is still blooming beautifully. This fall it will be moved to a sunnier, low lying flower bed being built just for cannas and other moisture loving plants. The coral pink color is really attractive against the medium green foilage.


On Jul 13, 2003, CannaGrwr wrote:

With very good soil and plenty of water and space and of course sun, this canna lilly will perform great in the garden. I had one that had a pink head about 8 in. wide and the hight was over 5 ft. I though it was a dwarf. One of the best cannas I have, now grown in a pot it's smaller but still has great blooms.


On Sep 19, 2002, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

One of my very favourite cannas. Blooms are large and lovely.
Blooms often. Good foliage. Medium height.
Hard to miss this canna in the garden (o:.