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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Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Where to Grow:

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Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

San Diego, California

Clemmons, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.