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PlantFiles: Canna Lily
Canna x generalis 'New White'

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

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Category:
Bulbs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Blue-Green

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Margiempv On Jul 17, 2009, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Stunning!! It is very white when the weather is cooler, a little more creamy-white when the temps are around 100 degrees. This is it's first year here with me...............I expect it to be even more impressive with time. It's a beautiful tropical plant!

Positive CannaGrwr On Nov 17, 2003, CannaGrwr wrote:

Right now it is mid November and my canna lily 'New White' is still in full bloom. This is my favorite canna in my garden. I have never seen such a tall pure white canna before until i came across this one!. What a contrast I have this very white canna next to my dark red one called 'Black Night'.
UPDATE:January 20, and my canna 'New White' is still in full bloom!. It has survived 32 degrees, hail, heavy rain, strong winds, dry dry weather. While all my many other different cannas have since went dormant for the winter, this one is still very healthy and blooming.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Sumter, South Carolina



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