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. 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 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."
Pretoria Canna Lily
Canna indica Pretoria
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 3
Up to 10" flowers
Large variegated yellow and green leaves.
Mid summer until frost
1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Bulbs/Rhizomes should be planted 2" below the soil line.
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Good For Containers
Perennial in zones 7-10. Annual in zones 3-6.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Spring / Summer
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