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Canna Lily Black Knight

The Black Knight Canna is named for its stunning deep red/black foliage. Paired with its shocking, blood-red blooms, this Canna will shine in any part of the garden.

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Height: 48-60" 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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Details
SKU 19CANN3
Common Name Large Flowering Canna Lily
Botanical Name Canna Lily
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 48-60" 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 blue-black foliage
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Hardy in zones 7-10
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Plant the "Black Knight" Canna in spring and it will bloom in mid summer through fall. Gardeners in areas that receive frost will want to dig the bulbs up at the end of the season and store them for the winter.

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."

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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  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Garden Gloves

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        Comments about Canna Lily Black Knight:

        I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE BULBS. THE PACKAGING WAS GREAT, THE BULBS BIG AND FRESH. CANNAS REMIND ME OF BANANA PLANTS IN PUERTO RICO AND NOTHING BETTER THAN TO REMINISCE. I WILL DEFINITELY ORDER FROM YOU GUYS AGAIN, SERVICE WAS GREAT.

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        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
        • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

          All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

        • Garden Gloves

          Garden Gloves

        • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

          Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

        Shipping

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

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

        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.

        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
        • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

          All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

        • Garden Gloves

          Garden Gloves

        • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

          Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

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