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PlantFiles: Canna Lily
Canna x generalis 'City of Portland'

Family: Cannaceae (kan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canna (KAN-uh) (Info)
Species: x generalis (jen-er-RAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: City of Portland
Additional cultivar information: (aka Orchid)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Izhar On Aug 8, 2010, Izhar from Karachi
Pakistan (Zone 11) wrote:

Nice medium-large plant, multiplies quickly and abundant blooms throughout the year with multiple branching of the flowering stalk. It doesn't set seeds even with hand-pollination.

Neutral smiln32 On Dec 31, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Grows to 5' tall. One of the prettiest cannas - lovely coral-pink flowers edged in gold with soft green foliage. This plant dates back to the early 1900's. Vey tropical looking. Plant 18" apart. Blooms July - Oct.


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

Phoenix, Arizona (3 reports)
West Hills, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Keystone Heights, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Barbourville, Kentucky
Deridder, Louisiana
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Eugene, Oregon
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Morrison, Tennessee
Fate, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas

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