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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Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Weatherford, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 6, 2015, KittyWittyKat from Saint Paul, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

Easy to grow, with large tuber production at the end of growing season (here in Z4b MN). Puny red florets.

Positive

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

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.