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Australia Canna Lily

 

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Regular Price: $23.98

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'Australia' Canna Lily delivers plenty of tropical drama to the garden with crimson red blooms offset by its deep burgundy-black foliage. Tall, showy, and excellent in containers, foliage can reach 4-5 ft before the flowers skyrocket up from the plant's center and attract hummingbirds. Cannas provide lasting color in hot, humid landscapes where other plants can fade and wilt. (Canna)

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 48-60" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Size Bag of 3 - Root Size: 1-3 eye
SKU ASB4E03

Plant Information

A truly unique variety, Australia’s black foliage offsets the crimson blooms wonderfully. A must-have for any Canna lover!

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 ASB4E03
Common Name Australia Canna Lily
Botanical Name Canna indica Australia
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Almost Black
Foliage Dark purple-black foliage.
Mature Height 48-60" tall
Bulb Size 1-3 eye
Bulb Spacing 1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Bulbs/Rhizomes should be planted 1-2" below the soil line.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow, Containers
Additional Information Perennial in zones 7-10. Can be grown as annuals in zones 2-6.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsCanna Lily Australia
 
3.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

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    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (4)
  • Patio (4)
  • Garden (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (6)
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    • Personal (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Brilliant display as always!

I have bought other Canna Lily's that have not bloomed or done well. The Canna Lily Australia always does well!!!

I have bought other Canna Lily's that have not bloomed or done well. The Canna Lily Australia always does well!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality control

Of the six of this variety I purchased and were shipped to me only three have emerged from the ground. This follows earlier this spring where you had to resend me four of the...Read complete review

Of the six of this variety I purchased and were shipped to me only three have emerged from the ground. This follows earlier this spring where you had to resend me four of the 12 perennials I had purchased from you last fall. As I have previously talked to you on the phone about ,with that perennial order I also had four iris fail to emerge from the ground. These are failure percentages not at all acceptable to you or me. I am enclosing a photograph of three of this variety that you sent me and you will see where quality control is direly lacking.

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5.0

Brilliant display as always!

By 

from Farmington Hills, MI

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Australia:

    I have bought other Canna Lily's that have not bloomed or done well. The Canna Lily Australia always does well!!!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    2.0

    one of three has come up so far

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    from Nahant, MA

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    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Low Germination Rate

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Australia:

    So far, only one of three has come up. There is no hint of the other three coming up - no nubs of growth just under the soil suggesting that the other two roots are just late starters. This is a bummer because my big patio containers look wicked sparse.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not one of these cannas came up for me....

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    from Ossian, In.

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      Cons

      • Didn't grow

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Australia:

        I planted these in 3 large pots as directed and not one of them grew. I was very disappointed. I had to go to a local nursery and buy 3 canna plants at 25.00 apiece to get the look I wanted.

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        5.0

        BIG & BEAUTIFUL

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        from Springfield, MO

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Australia:

          I ordered it for the leaf color as well as the flower color. I was not disappointed.

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          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          dramatic power punch

          By 

          from West End, NC

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Mini Me Version

          Cons

          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

          • Dockside At Lake

          Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Australia:

          it is a completely diminuative version of another one I have that I got at a big box store and is compliments the design well however it's first year growth was overall not that great. I will be patient and wait to see how much it improves for next year.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Australia canna

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          from Evansville, IN

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive

          Cons

          • Only 4 Of 6 Corms Grew

          Best Uses

          • Lawn
          • Outdoors
          • Patio
          • Pool Area

          Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Australia:

          Attractive blooms

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          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          They Beautify My NYC Terrace Beyond Anything I Ever Imagine

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          from New York, NY

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Patio

            Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Australia:

            Great

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            uneven performance

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            from Connecticut

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Patio

              Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Australia:

              Although three were planted, only one grew so the planter is uneven. The plant that actually grew is attractive and eye-catching.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Giant Amazing color, beauty, and stunning.

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              from New York, York.

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              Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Australia:

              Planted in pots on a 19th floor terrace. Full SUN.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Quality control

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              from Lexington ky

              About Me Master Gardener

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive

              Cons

              • Small In Size

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Australia:

              Of the six of this variety I purchased and were shipped to me only three have emerged from the ground. This follows earlier this spring where you had to resend me four of the 12 perennials I had purchased from you last fall. As I have previously talked to you on the phone about ,with that perennial order I also had four iris fail to emerge from the ground. These are failure percentages not at all acceptable to you or me. I am enclosing a photograph of three of this variety that you sent me and you will see where quality control is direly lacking.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              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.

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              • 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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