Canna (or Canna lily, although not a true lily) is a genus of nineteen (19) species of flowering plants. Canna lilies have leaves that fall into the large to huge range and flowers that follow suit.

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Some species and many cultivars are widely grown in the garden in temperate and sub-tropical regions. Sometimes, they are also grown as potted plants. A large number of ornamental cultivars have been developed. They can be used in herbaceous borders, tropical plantings, and as a patio or decking plant.

Cannas in Bloom

Cannas in Bloom

Please note that we have a separate entry for Banana Canna.

Additional Classification Data

Family: Cannaceae
Genus: Canna
Species: None Identified
Cultivar: None Identified

Hardiness Zones

USDA Zone 7a: to 0 °F

USDA Zone 7b: to 5 °F

USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F

USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F

USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F

USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F

Plant Height

Height 3-4 ft.

Height 4-6 ft.

Light Exposure

Light - 10% to 40% Shade

Light - Full Sun

Growth Rate

Rate - Very Fast

Published/Updated on: 01-20-2021