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Canna Lily
Canna x generalis 'Futurity Red'

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


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 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:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly


Grown for foliage




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


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

Flagstaff, Arizona

Madera, California

Trenton, Florida

Deridder, Louisiana

Detroit, Michigan

Clemmons, North Carolina

Elk City, Oklahoma

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Fate, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 3, 2008, Lina5606 from Flagstaff, AZ (Zone 5b) wrote:

Got my cannas today and learned that they need to be protected from frost. We are in zone 5b.... Can grow outdoors but must be moved inside or dug up and stored through the frosty winter months.

Will grow to about 3- 3 1/2 feet, these do best in full sun but will tolerate part shade. Soil must be well drained or you risk rotting. Are hardy in zones 8 and up.

Can be grown indoors as a house plant if you have the space for a 3 foot tall plant.


On May 22, 2004, bradheisler from Kirkland, WA wrote:

I just purchased 3 futurity red cannas, I've planted one in a container and wish to put the others in the ground. Can anyone share successful strategies for growing these plants in a zone 8 high rainfall area?


On Sep 28, 2002, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

'Futurity Red' is a rewarding canna to grow. Great colour, continual bloom, increases well.
All around excellent canna (o: