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Orange Chocolate Canna Lily

SKU: AM005821
$23.98
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Overview
Exotic orange blooms set against chocolate-colored foliage give 'Orange Chocolate' Canna Lily a tropical feel. Specially bred for 'self-cleaning' blooms that drop quickly after fading, this plant will always look its best without any extra help from the gardener. Canna Lilies quickly grow into thick privacy screens, perform well in containers, and are a great height for the back border of the garden. (Canna Indica)
key features
Botanical Name
Canna indica Orange Chocolate
Advantages
Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
32-48" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Summer until frost

Description

Growing Cannas, large and small. 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."