Common Name :Canna Family :Cannaceae Order : Zingiberales


Type / Life cycle - Perennial

Origin / Native - Tropical & Subtropical America

Suitable for - Summer bedding plants

Foliage - Large, lance-shaped, evergreen leaves

Flowers - Large spikes of showy red flowers on erect stems[end of the foliage]

Varieties - Canna generalis, canna hybrida, canna indica

Light requirement & care - Sunny, open, moisture-retentive, humus-rich, well drained soils,

Propagation - Seeds, division of rhizomes

Pests & Diseases - Slugs damage young leaves

Flowering season - Mid-late summer

flowering colours - Yellow, orange, red, pink

Height - 2 to 4 feet tall

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, India

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