Tropicanna® Gold Canna Lily Bulb

Tropicanna® Gold Canna Lily Bulb

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Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 1
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Key Characteristics
Zone

7 - 11

Mature Height

6 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained, Wet

Description / Tropicanna® Gold Canna Lily Bulb

Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit 2002; Aalsmeer International Flower Trade Show, Holland, 1999, Winner 1st Prize

Plant Tropicanna® Gold Canna Lily in spring, and in summer, this canna lily produces masses of broad, fleshy, variegated green-and-gold-striped leaves and distinctive soft-orange flowers edged in yellow. Borne atop long, strong, sturdy stems, the prolific flower spikes bloom from midsummer to fall, beckoning to butterflies and hummingbirds.

An exotic herbaceous tender perennial, Tropicanna® Gold Canna Lily has a dense, upright, clumping habit and a fast growth rate. Heat- and humidity-loving, cannas mingle well with other annuals and perennials, especially those that share the canna lily's tropical temperament. They grow well in boggy areas and around water features. Grouped or massed, they create a theatrical backdrop for shorter plants in beds and borders, but they also make spectacular screens in mild climates and can even be grown in a large container. It is an especially nice thriller (focal point) in a thriller-filler-spiller container garden.

A tough, low-maintenance plant, Tropicanna® Gold Canna Lily prefers full sun and organically rich, moist, well-drained soil; but it tolerates most soils, including poorly drained, and partial shade. Cannas tend to be thirsty and hungry, so keep the plant well-watered and well-fed with plenty of compost or organic fertilizer. The plant is disease resistant.

In regions with mild winters (Zones 7-11), the plant can be cut back to soil level and left in the ground or in pots over winter. In regions with severe winters (Zones 3-6), the plant can be cut to about 4 inches after the first frost in late autumn, the rhizome clump dug up, dried a few days, and stored in a cool, dry place. In spring, divide the rhizome shoots, and replant after the threat of frost has passed when soil temperature is a minimum of 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Product Details

Item Form Bulb
Bulb Pack Size Pack of 1
Genus Canna
Species hybrida
Variety 'MACtro'
PPAF PP13809
Product Classification Bulbs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 7
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Orange
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Gold, Medium Green, Variegated
Resistance Deer Resistance
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Variegated
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest
Zone 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

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