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Canna Lily 'New White'

Canna x generalis

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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Tropicals and Tender Perennials


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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:

White/Near White


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Tucson, Arizona

Sumter, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


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!


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.