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Canna

Botanical Name:

Canna

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How to Grow
Water
Medium - High
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Herb/Forb, Bulb, Perennial

Lifespan

Perennial, Bulb

Flower

Gladiolus-like flowers that bloom atop erect stems sheathed in large paddle-shaped leaves. What appears to be the petals are actually modified stamens. Available in many colors: rose, pink, red, yellow, orange, salmon, and bicolored. Terminal, bracteated raceme. Asymmetrical, bold carotenoid pigments of red to orange to yellow; sepals 3, short, glaucous. petals 3, narrow, united into a basal tube; staminodes (petal-like stamens) 4, three broadly obovate overtopping petals, showy, one with remenant of anther sac or minute lobe; stamens 1, petaloid with solitary marginal anther. Typically blooms from July to October.

Fruit

A 3-valved, prickly capsule, often warted. Many rounded seeds with very hard endosperm.

Benefits
Attracts

Hummingbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Zingiberales

Family

Cannaceae

Genus

Canna

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