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Chocolate Sunrise Canna Lily

SKU: AM005771
per Bag of 3
No longer available this season.
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Canna indica Chocolate Sunrise®
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost


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. 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, 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."