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Canna Lily Pretoria

 

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Deep orange blooms are framed by tall, upright stems and gorgeous variegated foliage. This Canna is gorgeous in a border garden or planted in containers.

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 44-54" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Size Bag of 3 - Root Size: 1-3 eyes
SKU ASB8D03

Plant Information

Pretoria’s variegated foliage makes this 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 ASB8D03
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 Variegated yellow and green leaves.
Mature Height 44-54" 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

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 Pretoria
 
2.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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2.0

Low germination - only one of three has come up

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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 Pretoria:

only one of three has come up. No hint that the other two are growing at all. :(

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  • Personal

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Pretoria

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from Denver,Co

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Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Store

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Pretoria:

      unable to use

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Beautiful...somewhat above expectations

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      from Conyers, GA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Pretoria:

        Two of three bulbs came up. Not sure why the third did not grow in same bed.

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        • Personal

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        4.0

        Looking good so far

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        from Lexington ky

        About Me Master Gardener

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Pretoria:

          Great looking foliage looking forward to them flowering far superior to the other s I was shipped

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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.

          • 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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