Canna Lily 'Tropicanna Gold'


Family: Cannaceae (kan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canna (KAN-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tropicanna Gold
Additional cultivar information:(PP13809 , Tropicanna series, aka MACtro)
Hybridized by Maccormick
Registered or introduced: 2003
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Tropicals and Tender Perennials


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 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

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly


Grown for foliage




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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

Burlingame, California

Irvine, California

Deland, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Gainesville, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Rincon, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Clementon, New Jersey

Plainfield, New Jersey

Croton On Hudson, New York

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania

Coal Center, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Fate, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Saint George, Utah

Norfolk, Virginia

Roanoke, Virginia

Auburn, Washington

Cathan, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 21, 2014, iykim from Hillsborough, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I bought several of Tropicanna Gold in 2-gallon pots from a local OSH store a couple of years ago. The foliage is beautifully striped green and yellow. The flowers are sunny yellow, really brightening up and giving a touch of tropical feel to the area. In two years, the rhyzomes have more than doubled, and nicely filling up without looking invasive. The area is rather soggy, with almost cement-like soil with hardly any organic matter, but this canna is thriving (I did amend the soil a bit when I was planting them). It is also pretty drought-tolerant. Go figure, both drought-tolerant and wet-clay tolerant. Definitely great for difficult but sunny/warm areas.


On Aug 20, 2013, philmainstay42 from Deep River
Canada wrote:

We picked up some of the 'MACtro' cannas when in Florida last winter. We brought the live plants back home to our mid-northern Ontario town (Zone 3a), keeping them warm in our RV and indoors until we could plant them safely after risk of frost was passed.

Will try to save them for next years by digging them out in fall and preserving them indoors with our other cannas

Truly spectacular plants!! The highlight of our street level flower bed.

Highly recommended!!


On Jul 13, 2012, TDogg77 from Belle Vernon, PA wrote:

Overwintered this plant in the ground here in SW Pennsylvania with great success.
It came back stronger than ever. It's beautiful plant that adds a tropical look to a landscape. It's easy to care for and I definitely recommend it to anybody!


On Sep 24, 2011, thinkinonit from Norfolk, VA wrote:

I HAD to have this plant after seeing at a local Hotel down in VA Beach. Absolutely stunning. The leaves by itself without any bloom are beautiful. Mine is still about three feet tall and I can't wait till next summer to see it bloom. Really nice tropical looking plant for zone 8.


On Feb 1, 2006, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Gorgeous variegated foliage canna with bi colour blooms.
Makes a bold statement where it grows. I've much enjoyed growing 'Tropicanna Gold'.
This canna is also known as 'Macro'.