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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 sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

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, Canna x generalis, Canna Lily, Indian Shot

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

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

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

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Spectacularly variegated canna Pretoria aka Bengal Tiger offers large chartreuse and cream striped leaves with a purplish red margin. Shades of orange (varying with the seasons) large blooms. Extra gorgeous vividly colored canna. Also called Canna generalis Aureostriata, it is imported from India. It is a sport of Canna Wyoming that originated from radiation experiments in the 1950's at India's Agri Horticultural Society. Considered by many to be the most beautiful of canna lilies. The dramatic stalks of green- and yellow-striped variegated leaves with a brilliant maroon edge grow to 6' and are topped in summer with bright orange flowers that are favored by hummingbirds. Will also grow in water as an aquatic plant. Awarded the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
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Canna Tropicanna

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Canna Tropicanna with its bright tangerine blooms and bronze striped foliage, is a must have for the tropical garden. This canna is sure to make a statement even when not in bloom. The foliage is striking with its bronze, green and fuchsia colors.
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.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
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Canna x Alaskan White

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With radiant, off-white blooms, Canna Lily Alaska is a beautiful addition to any garden. This canna is perfect for containers and small-space gardens where you want to create a classic statement.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
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California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information. Plant shipping to California requires a phytosanitary certificate. Its cost is included in S&H
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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.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information. Plant shipping to California requires a phytosanitary certificate. Its cost is included in S&H
This item ordered for California shipping will be cancelled and up to 3% cancellation fee charged.



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Canna x Cleopatra

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Cleopatra hybrid is a dwarf variety and one of the most beautiful cannas you can find. Flowers are bright red and bright yellow all on one plant! The lush foliage has shades of green and purple keeping color in the garden even when it is not flowering. Cleopatra Canna is a show stopper, the flowers are like an exotic iris.
Plants are compact growers, great for a container garden.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information. Plant shipping to California requires a phytosanitary certificate. Its cost is included in S&H
This item ordered for California shipping will be cancelled and up to 3% cancellation fee charged.



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