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PlantFiles: Canna Lily
Canna '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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

9-12 in. (22-30 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:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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:
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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive iykim 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.

Positive philmainstay42 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!!

Positive TDogg77 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!

Positive thinkinonit 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.

Positive Abutilon 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'.


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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