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PlantFiles: Canna Lily
Canna lumbautum

Family: Cannaceae (kan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canna (KAN-uh) (Info)
Species: lumbautum

Synonym:Canna aff. indica
Synonym:Canna limbata

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

9-12 in. (22-30 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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:

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

Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CrabgrassCentrl On Sep 23, 2010, CrabgrassCentrl from New Milford, CT wrote:

I grew mine from seed and they flourished immediately, even in the drought of 2010. Reached @ 6 feet tall. Definitely a hummer magnet.

Neutral BeckysueHill On Apr 15, 2010, BeckysueHill from Robersonville, NC wrote:

We have lived in our house for over 10 yrs. When we moved in, there were bronze colored canna lilies planted in a brick window box on the east side of the house. My job kept me so busy, that I hadn't allowed the garden fever to hit, so payed very little attention to them. Last spring, we noticed the box was being pushed away from the house, so I moved the tubers into a new flower garden I was establishing. By late August, they were over 7 feet tall! Though the flowers were insignificant when viewed on this huge plant, they did attract the hummingbirds. This year, they are coming up at least 3 times more than what I planted. I'm already having to cut some off, as they are spreading into where I have other bulbs planted and don't want to disrupt those bulbs. I really enjoyed them last year, but if I don't move them this fall, my entire garden will be cannas! My husband is preparing a place at the front of our pasture, where they can spread as much as their hearts desire.

Positive Abutilon On Oct 3, 2007, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Agreed this is a nice species type plant. Hummingbirds like it a lot.

Positive zzazzq On Feb 16, 2006, zzazzq from Madison, MS wrote:

Nice species type canna, medium height, tubular red flowers. Hummingbirds like it. Green foliage.


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

New Milford, Connecticut
Brooksville, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Columbus, Indiana
Madison, Mississippi
Robersonville, North Carolina
Edmond, Oklahoma
Coal Center, Pennsylvania

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