Canna Lily Cleopatra

Canna Lily  KAN-uh              

Cleopatra: Canna Cleopatra is an unstable canna hybrid, which gives rise to these extraordinary combinations of color. Blooming from mid summer to fall, this intriguing canna is perfect for the sunny border or large containers.  Cannas are great plants for use as the thriller in large combinations but they also do very well grown alone in containers. They are fantastic landscape plants and lend a tropical feel to gardens in any locale. While deadheading is not necessary to keep them blooming all summer, removing seed pods will likely improve appearance. Water needs are simple and the plants are quite adaptable, even tolerating standing water for short periods of time. They can also take periods of relatively dry soil, although consistent moisture will produce the very best plants.

Summer to Frost

Height: 30-36”/Spread: 18-24”        

Full to Part Sun

Size Available: 2-Gal          

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Description

Canna Lily  KAN-uh

Canna gained popularity during the Victorian era between 1860-1910, when European gardeners created more formal gardens. At the beginning of the 20th century, gardens transformed into more informal and relaxed perennial borders and the Cannas decreased in their popularity. However, modern breeders are releasing hundreds of cultivars, hence why the comeback is so strong! Canna lilies are low maintenance and easy to grow; both their flowers and foliage offer long lasting color in the garden. The flower color may be red, orange, yellow, coral or a combination of those colors. Depending on the variety, foliage color varies from green to maroon, bronze and variegated types. They grow well in the garden or in containers.