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Canna indica, Canna x generalis, Canna Lily, Indian Shot

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 Canna indica, Canna x generalis
Family: Cannaceae
Canna Lily, Indian Shot
Origin: Tropical America, Carribean
large shrub 5-10 ftsmall shrub 2-5 ftfull sunmoderate waterregular waterwhite/off-white flowersornamental foliagered/crimson/vinous flowersyellow/orange flowerspink flowersattracts butterflies, hummingbirdssubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantincuded in CD catalog

Despite its botanical name, Canna indica comes not from India but from tropical America and the Caribbean. It was introduced elsewhere quite early, however, and the numerous hybrids have long been a favorite with gardeners throughout the tropics, especially planted in large beds. The more known flower has colors red and yellow, but they are also found in orange, pink, cream, and mixtures and with many leaf variations. The fleshy stalks grow to around 7 ft and it blooms better in full sunlight; each stalk must be cut back to the ground after blooming. The underground rootstocks spread rapidly and in time may become overcrowded. Some gardeners recommend digging up the entire bed annually, dividing the roots, and replanting in freshly manured soil. Remove spent flowers, and cut the stalk to ground after all the flower clusters have bloomed to push the plant to produce more stalk.

Most Indian Shot used in seed jewelry probably comes from the seeds of Canna indica, a common Caribbean wayside wildflower that is naturalized throughout the Old and New World tropics. This species is also used for necklaces and rosaries in India. The seeds of a similar tropical American species (C. coccinea) are also used as beads. There are at least 50 species of Canna in the world and undoubtedly some of these are used for beads; however, Canna indica has some of the most uniformly-round, BB-like seeds. In many hybrid cannas in cultivation, the seeds are more oblong-shaped.


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 Canna indica, Canna x generalis, Canna Lily, Indian Shot

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Canna indica fruit
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Canna indica, Canna x generalis, Canna Lily, Indian Shot

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Canna X generalis Wisley Dwarf
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Canna X generalis Wisley Dwarf
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Canna indica seeds


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Canna Lily. Perennial growing up to 6-7 ft, with long narrow leaves and showy red flowers. Tolerates flooding, grows well along waterline. Used in seed jewelry. This species is also used for necklaces and rosaries in India.
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Canna Maui Punch

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Very showy collectable variety of Canna Lily with orange flowers dotted with a spray of red. Dwarf variety, grows only up to 3 ft. Each stem will produce blooms year round when mature. Adds instant color in mixed containers or landscapes. Tolerates flooding, grows well along waterline. Used in seed jewelry. This species is also used for necklaces and rosaries in India.
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Canna speciosa - seeds

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Canna Lily. Perennial growing up to 6-7 ft, with long narrow leaves and showy flowers. Tolerates flooding, grows well along waterline.
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Canna x Australia

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Collectable variety of Canna Lily with bright red flowers and burgundy leaves. Each stem will produce blooms year round when mature. Adds instant color in mixed containers or landscapes. Perennial growing up to 6-7 ft, with long narrow leaves and showy red flowers. Tolerates flooding, grows well along waterline. Used in seed jewelry. This species is also used for necklaces and rosaries in India.
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Canna x generalis South Pacific Scarlet

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South Pacific Scarlet is that rare thing, a true breeding breakthrough. Effortlessly winning a 2013 All-America Selections Flower Award, South Pacific Scarlet is ready to grace your sunniest garden spots. It's a bright, beautiful, Canna with big orangy-red blooms on compact, dark-leaved plants. South Pacific Scarlet is a marvel of a plant, with giant 4-inch blooms that begin early on compact, well-branched, very vigorous plants. It stands up to frost better than older varieties too, exhibits great uniformity (meaning that all the plants will be nearly the same size and bloom at the same time, so you can have a neat-looking hedge or foundation), and it tolerates heat, rain, and damp soils beautifully.
Expect this Canna to reach 4 to 5 feet high in the garden, somewhat smaller in containers and in short-season climates. A single plant will send up about half a dozen flowering stems, each topped with a crown of 4-inch flowers that combine scarlet and orange tones with flames of gold and cream at the base. Like all Cannas, it needs full sunshine, plenty of heat, and consistently moist, even damp soil.
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Canna x Tenerife

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Very showy collectable variety of Canna Lily with yellow with orange speckled flowers. Each stem will produce blooms year round when mature. Adds instant color in mixed containers or landscapes.
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