Summer 2020 we planted cannas as the centerpiece in two planters surrounded by verbena and lemon coral sedum. These planters sit on a patio facing the ocean and are exposed to all the elements and they were amazing! The sedum turned golden, the verbena consistently grew and was covered in blooms and the cannas were an absolute show stopper. These cannas remain standing despite 70 mph winds and the salt air and sea spray covering the leaves. Two days later we have new flowers sprouting despite cooler air and less heat. These cannas are amazing and I am looking forward to buying more for next year.
Toucan® Dark Orange Canna Lily Canna generalis
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
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This Canna Lily will bloom all summer, it is extremely heat tolerant - loving both heat and humidity. They are adaptable and can take damp conditions, but they are not especially water needy.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryBog PlantAttracts:HummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:30 - 48 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:Shades of Deep Orange to RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Great plants for use as the thriller in large combinations, they also do very well grown alone in containers. They are fantastic landscape plants and lend a tropical feel to gardens in any locale.Maintenance Notes:
While deadheading is not necessary to keep them blooming all summer, removing seed pods will likely improve appearance.
In containers an application of controlled release fertilzer should be sufficient for the season, but supplementing with a water soluble plant food starting mid-summer can keep them performing at their best.
In landscapes, the controlled release application at planting should be enough to last all summer.
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.
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Julie, Massachusetts, United States, 1 year ago
Purchased two for the spring of 2018. Grew in a container with Vermillionaire, Superbells® Over Easy™ and Sunsatia® Blood Orange. The huge dark green leaves made a great background for the other plants. They bloomed from spring till frost and multiplied a lot. They did not hold up to the wind so will be moving the container to a more protected location next year. Really a great plant.Angele, New Mexico, United States, 2 years ago
David Hobson, Ontario, Canada, 5 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2018 Top Performer Penn State