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botanical name:
Canna iridiflora
Canna iridiflora © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Indian shot
family:  Cannaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 2.50m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -4°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Tall growing rhizomatous perennial with very large, banana-like ovate to lance-shaped green leaves. Pendulous panicles of deep red-pink flowers from midsummer.

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. The rootstock is frost hardy to a few degrees and can be left outside in mild areas. Alternatively in cold areas may be lifted and stored for the winter.

By division of the rhizomes or seed,

Exotic appearance, good for sub-tropical plantings. Can be container grown for conservatories.

other notes:
Native to Peru.

Often confused with the very similar hybrid Canna x ehemanii.
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