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Chocolate Sunrise Canna Lily




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Bright, orange-yellow blooms rise out of chocolately-purple leaves, making 'Chocolate Sunrise' Canna Lily a must-have in the summer garden. Cannas prefer as much sun as possible and are unappealing to hungry deer. A great choice for containers. (Canna)

Zones 2 - 10
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Size Bag of 3 - Root Size: 1-3 eye

Plant Information

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, 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."

Common Name Chocolate Sunrise® Canna Lily - Elite Series
Botanical Name Canna indica Chocolate Sunrise®
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange, Yellow
Foliage Color Purple
Foliage Chocolaty-purple foliage.
Mature Height 24-36" 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, 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 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 MeadowsChocolate Sunrise Canna Lily

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from Des Moines, Iowa

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  • Attractive


    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Chocolate Sunrise Canna Lily:

    Everyone that saw these loved them.

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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 Chocolate Sunrise Canna Lily:

    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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