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PlantFiles: Canna Lily
Canna x generalis 'Russian Red'

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

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive skaz421 On Oct 12, 2006, skaz421 from Wesley Chapel, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I grow these plants in full sun in Cental Florida, and they do wonderful. These are magnificent plants, multiply quickly, and mine grew to about 10 feet this summer.

Neutral Crimson On Jul 19, 2002, Crimson from Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

In zone 6 I left them in the ground year round and they spread like wildfire, guess they like the most clay soil! They were happy in Full sun to part shade, all they required is a building or fence to shield them from strong winds which will shred thier leaves. Not much of a flower, small red blooms, but the big leaves and height (mine got as high as 6ft) were what I loved about them.


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

Anniston, Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama
Woodland, Alabama
Brooksville, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Vandalia, Illinois
Fordoche, Louisiana
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Weatherford, Texas

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