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Canna Lily
Canna x generalis 'Firebird'

Family: Cannaceae (kan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canna (KAN-uh) (Info)
Species: x generalis (jen-er-RAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Firebird
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Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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

Regional

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

Oldsmar, Florida

Ewing, Kentucky

Deridder, Louisiana

Flat Rock, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 23, 2006, sedum37 from Westford, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

What a great canna! Bright red flowers grew nicely in a 3 gallon container. Many flowers over the summer, fast grower as the rhizome has quadrupled in size now that I have lifted it for winter storage.

Positive

On Mar 9, 2003, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I like this canna much for its colour and versatility.
Bright and lovely in the landscape. Lovely in the water gardens.