Canna Lily
Canna x generalis 'Madame Butterfly'

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

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Rose/Mauve

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Goodyear, Arizona

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Chicago, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Ewing, Kentucky

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Sumter, South Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 16, 2003, beverlygranger from Sulphur, LA wrote:

Grows well in zone 9 but needs some shade here.

Positive

On Jan 27, 2003, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Large and lovely soft flowers above broad medium green foliage.
Medium height.
This canna performs well for me zone 6.
But friends growing in hot climate report flowers browning in the heat and humidity mid summer.