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Canna glauca, Aquatic Canna, Maraca Amarilla, Water Canna

Canna glauca

Aquatic Canna, Maraca Amarilla, Water Canna
Family: Cannaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticKeep soil moistPink flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersFlood tolerant

Canna glauca, also known as the Aquatic Canna, is a small shrub native to Tropical America. It has narrow, green leaves and delicate, spidery flowers that come in shades of yellow, orange, pink, red and crimson.

If you're hoping to plant this plant in your garden, it's important to know that Canna glauca thrives in full sun. This plant can be grown in soil or in a bog or aquatic environment and does best when the soil is kept moist. In addition, it is also flood tolerant, which can make it a great choice for areas that experience regular rain.

Grown in USDA Zone 9-11, Canna glauca can be planted in the garden or in a pot. In cold regions, it is best to bring potted plants indoors and store them during winter. If it is grown outdoors, make sure to remove any rhizomes from the water garden in fall before the first frost.

Canna glauca is a beautiful plant that is sure to add a touch of exotic beauty to any garden. Given the right environment, it will produce delicate clusters of small, pink or red flowers that will turn into beautiful pink or vinous seedpods as the season progresses.


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