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botanical name:
Canna indica
Canna indica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Indian shot
synonyms:  Canna edulis
family:  Cannaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 2.00m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Rhizomatous perennial with large, ovate to lance shaped leaves of dark green sometimes tinted with bronze. Panicles of showy, iris-like flowers, bright red or orange, from midsummer to mid-autumn.

Not frost hardy and in cold areas needs to be lifted and stored for the winter. Best in a fertile, humus-rich soil with frequent watering during the growing season. Full sun or a little shade for part of the day.

By division of the rhizomes or seed,

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