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Canna Lily Chocolate Sunrise

Bright, orange-yellow blooms rise out of chocolately-purple leaves, making this Canna Lily a must-have in the summer garden. Chocolate Sunrise prefers as much sun as possible and is unappealing to hungry deer.

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Height: 24-36" tall
Bulb Spacing: 1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid summer until frost
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Orange and Yellow Canna Lily Chocolate Sunrise, Canna Indica, Elite Series Large Flowering Canna Lily
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Common Name Elite Series Large Flowering Canna Lily
Botanical Name Canna Indica
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange, Yellow
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Bulb Size 1-3 eyes
Bulb Spacing 1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Bulbs/Rhizomes should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Foliage Chocolaty purple leaves.
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 7-10
Ships to Canada No
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This Canna gets its name from the chocolate/purple foliage, which offsets the orange blooms wonderfully. Plant on its own or with a white variety for a contrasting look.

Canna lilies are wonderful in the garden. Growing fast, the full size selections quickly form a handsome large-leaved screen or an island of tropical-looking foliage from about 3 to 4 feet tall.. And then the show begins, and goes on for weeks and weeks. Huge, iris-like flowers begin to open, and before you know it, your canna lily plants have become the undisputed center of attention in your entire yard. They're really this spectacular, and a snap to grow. They're really wetland plants, and can grow in moist ground. Constant wetness isn't necessary, but water them often. Cannas are used as municipal plantings in many places like Miami. They are so good at taking care of themselves, they add great stripes of color in median strips, parks, and other places. So pick out a sunny spot in your garden or yard, and add cannas for the big show this summer.

Our good friend, Jack Scheper, the plant expert who runs Floridata.com, tells us that cannas are native to Central and South America, and many of the current hybrids also have a North American species as a parent. Jack grows cannas, and is a big enthusiast. As he says, the foliage "looks like a small banana tree without the trunk."

The Pfitzer Dwarfs Many gardeners prefer the smaller cannas of the "Pfitzer" group. With smaller, but brilliant, bi-colored flowers, these cannas grow to only about 16". They're great for the front of borders or patio pots, making a thick clump of handsome foliage with a bouquet that goes on all season.

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not as vigorous a performer


from West End, NC

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  • Color Is Stunning


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  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Either Side Of Lake Dock

Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Chocolate Sunrise:

Started out a few years ago with one clump of tall, red blossom, purplish leaved cannas on one side of dock on the lake. Dramatic results. Demanding attention! Wanted to add more cannas as they are loving that wet area. Added The Chocolate Sunrise as the color of the flowers are astounding and unique. The leaves were not as dramatic and veined as I thought that they would be. Ended up with the flower being lovely but the plant overall being a lot shorter in stature and lost in the overall design of the flower beds. For unique flower color alone I would recommend to a friend. That it is small, I will just be like all gardeners and wait ... in a year or more I am sure they will perform wonderfully!

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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