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Canna Lily

Canna x generalis

Ornamental lily commonly cultivated for its beautiful flowers. There are numerous hybrids all falling under the general name Canna Lily.

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Small herbaceous perennial, usually to 3-6ft. Cultivars abound, but most have yellow, orange, red, or combination color flowers.


The canna lily is tender to hard frosts, but can be grown practically anywhere if its rhizomes are dug up during winter. Plants commonly die back during cold months, only to leaf out and bloom during warmer months.

Growing Environment

Plants enjoy regular water during the warm months. Plant in full sun, part sun, or shade. They can be grown in pretty much any type of soil. If growing in cold winter areas, dig up the rhizomes and store them in a cool area for the winter, then plant out after frost has past.


By seed, or by rhizomes.


This species is commonly cultivated for its ornamental flowers.

Native Range

Canna species are native to Central and South America. Canna generalis is a hybrid, most likely between C. indica and various other species.

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Related Species

Canna edulis
Canna x generalis
Canna Lily