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PlantFiles: Canna Lily
Canna x generalis 'Spitfire'

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

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly


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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive chunx On Jul 13, 2005, chunx from San Diego, CA wrote:

This is my second favorite canna next to Tropicanna. They are growing in a small in-ground planter in front of my entry. The blooms are much more prolific than any other cannas I've owned. I especially appreciate that they are self-cleaning so no need to cut off the dead flowers. They are also dwarf which is a bonus for small areas.

I purchased mine from Park's Seed (3 to a package) and one year later, I have 12 of them. I recently planted a division in a 12 inch pot and it has already filled out the pot and is blooming. The dark orange red blooms are a real stand-out.

Positive Abutilon On Jul 19, 2004, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Very unique two tone flower colour. Very bright and gorgeous canna in the garden. Dark green leaves. Shorter height.
From American hybridizer, Kent Kelly.


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

Mesa, Arizona
San Diego, California
Clemmons, North Carolina

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