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Canna Lily 'Lucifer'

Canna x generalis

Family: Cannaceae (kan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canna (KAN-uh) (Info)
Species: x generalis (jen-er-RAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Lucifer
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Tropicals and Tender Perennials


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

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:

Scarlet (dark red)


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Goodyear, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona(2 reports)

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Fresno, California

Glen Avon, California

Hayward, California

Pedley, California

Rubidoux, California

Santa Barbara, California

Sunnyslope, California

Walnut Creek, California

Boca Raton, Florida

Halifax, Massachusetts

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Inman, South Carolina

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Pickens, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

La Vernia, Texas

Perrin, Texas

San Antonio, Texas(2 reports)

Springtown, Texas

South Jordan, Utah

Muscoda, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 5, 2012, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I've had this devilish plant for years now..until recently always in pots. Now that its in ground,its a fine looking blueish leafed plant in part sun. I don't see many planted out around town..well,none. So,its a nice contrast to the many big Canna's around town with those huge Iris like flowers.
Most years it evergreen,taking light frosts or even a 32f morn. A bonus.


On Jul 10, 2009, jthorne from Inman, SC wrote:

The first year blooms are more yellow/salmon color. I'm disappointed that they aren't fire red like in some pictures. That's what I wanted when I ordered them.


On Feb 20, 2007, MacSuibhne from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Prolific blooms, anytime there's a good rain. The freezes didn't kill it, either.


On Apr 3, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Attactive border canna, compact, vivid blooms.


On Sep 21, 2004, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I bought some rhizomes from Parks sale this year and did not know where to place them. Finally I put them in a pot on my deck. I did not have any blooms this year, but the plant looked great, and I am still hoping. I think I am going to add mor potted cannas out there next year along with my hibiscuses. Next year I am hoping to come across some canna intrigue and china doll. for contrast


On Sep 19, 2004, julie88 from Muscoda, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

The Lucifer Dwarf Canna was added to my collection in the spring of 2004. I received nice tubers from the Park's Seed company but had no idea the plant itself would be so robust and eyecatching! The flower heads are enormous, long lasting and I have new shoots from each of the original that's what I call a bargin!

Even though I have to lift the tubers in my zone (4b) for the winter, this one is well worth the extra effort.


On May 30, 2003, ign from Hayward, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This canna split the plastic container in just one year. Think it wants to GROW! Canna's do great here in No. Ca. I had flowers almost all winter.


On Apr 26, 2003, Bug_Girl from San Francisco, CA wrote:

Masses of medium-sized bicolor red and yellow flowers. Medium green leaves. Heirloom canna. Shorter medium height.