Canna Lily Tropicanna

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With bronze foliage that illuminates the summer garden and blooms to match, this variety is a must-have for any Canna lover. Growing to be 48-72”, plant Tropicanna in the back of your garden bed or in large containers for a dramatic statement on your porch or patio. This bronze beauty blooms in mid summer until the frost, creating a tropical look to your garden. Don’t worry about deer; they tend to stay away from easy-to-grow Cannas. Huge, iris-like flowers are sure to become the center of your garden and will steal the show. Be sure to plant extra for gorgeous summer bouquets!

Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 48-72" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Size Bag of 1 - Root Size: 1-3 eyes
SKU ASB6R01

Growing Cannas, large and small. 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."

SKU ASB6R01
Common Name 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
Foliage Large, bright burgundy leaves maturing with stripes of red, pink, yellow, and green.
Mature Height 48-72" 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
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow, Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 7-10
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials 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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3.0

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4.0

dramatic hot tamale

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from West End, NC

About Me Professional Landscaper

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Flower And Leaf Combo

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Drama At Lakeside

Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Tropicanna:

this plant packs a punch but the plant performed like a youngster. Will have to give this plant time to produce bigger blooms and leaves. It is hopefully going to be worth the wait!

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Beautiful

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from Fort Collins, CO

About Me Professional Landscaper

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Containers
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Tropicanna:

    I grow cannas for display in large containers. I wanted Tropicana primarily for the intense, colorful, striped foliage. Mine are gorgeous and they will not dissapoint. The blooms are a nice glowing orange. The tubers have multiplied nicely and I will have many to store for the next season!

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    from Baltimore

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    Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Tropicanna:

    I planted the tuber along with the other bulbs purchased and it never broke the surface of soil. This is the second time I've purchased canna lilies and have had them never grow. I give up.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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