- Low maintenance and easy to grow.
- Typically grown as annuals in cooler regions.
- They can also tolerate partial shade.
- Cannas do best in full sun.
The canna lily plant is a rhizomatous perennial with tropical-like foliage and large flowers that resemble that of iris. Canna lilies are low maintenance and easy to grow, and both their flowers and foliage offer long-lasting color in the garden. Cannas are often grown for their foliage alone. The large, paddle-like leaves come in greens, blue-greens, variegation and stripes. Much hybridizing has been done to create more attractive flowers. Somewhat tubular and lily-like, Canna flowers come in shades and combinations of yellow, orange, red and pink and are borne on tall stalks poking out of the foliage.
WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING VARIETIES AND COLORS:
Tropical Salmon – This dwarf cultivar is known for its large, orange, peachy-pink flowers, medium green foliage and compact mature size. Its bold leaves offer a course texture to the garden, and its colorful almost lily-like blossoms attract insect pollinators and hummingbirds.
Canna Lily ‘Portland Pink’
Portland Pink – Billowy blooms in luscious salmon pink tones atop 5 foot tall towers of tropical foliage make a dramatic backdrop to your summer days. Canna City of Portland will thrive in full sun, and produce loads of blooms with little care. Plant a living fence, or fill large containers for a gorgeous presentation.
Red President – With its large, vibrant red blooms on medium-sized plants, this canna is perfect for containers and small-space gardens where you want a splash of the tropics.
Red Stripe or Red Vein – These cannas get their name for the contrasting deep red to purple veins set against their bright green, 2-foot long leaves.
Richard Wallace – Bright, bold yellow with an orange speckled heart, Richard Wallace Cannas are a manageable, medium height, with beautiful apple green foliage. In cold climates, lift bulbs in fall. Perennial.
Yellow Flowered Variegated – This old hybrid is still one of the most popular of the variegated cannas today. Canna ‘Minerva’ makes a 5′ tall stalk with brilliant white and green striped leaves. This vigorously multiplying canna is topped off with unique red flower buds that open to large, butter-yellow flowers…produced all summer!
Canna Lily ‘Wyoming’
Wyoming Orange – Canna Lily ‘Wyoming’ has beautiful, deep orange blossoms and grows up to 42”. It’s bronze-purple leaves contrast with the blossoms, making this variety a garden standout. This plant is hardy in zones 7-10, but can be grown elsewhere as an annual. ‘Wyoming’ prefers full sun and moist , well-drained soil. It is deer resistant.
Common Name: Arrowroot or Indian Shot