Canna Yellow and Orange
Canna x generalis
- Type: Perennial
- Family: Cannaceae
- Zone: 8 – 11
- Height: 4 – 5 Feet
- Spread: 1 – 2 Feet
- Bloom Time: Mid Summer to First Frost
- Bloom Description: Yellow with Orange Throat
- Sun: Full Sun
- Water: Medium
- Maintenance: Medium
- Soil: Organically Rich, Moist, Well Drained
- Flower: Showy
- Leaves: Bright Green
- Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
- Tolerates: Deer, Rabbits
A favorite for over a century, Cannas produce a profusion of immense, rich deep yellow flowers, copiously splashed with fiery orange. Sitting on erect, branching stalks, the brilliant blossoms contrast nicely with the lush foliage of large, lance-shaped, apple-green leaves. Blooming from mid-summer to fall, this canna provides a cheerful touch of the tropics in the garden or patio. Canna Yellow and Orange are warm weather lovers! While tolerant of partial shade, they thrive in the sun! Winter Hardy in warmer zones, be sure to plant once soil and nighttime temperatures are consistently warm. In climates that are warm year-round, cannas can remain in the ground and given a dose of fertilizer in the spring to start the growing process over again. Frost will kill them during the cooler months, but if you mulch with straw, old leaves or other organic matter in the fall, your cannas should come back with vibrant new foliage and flowers the following spring. Deadhead throughout the growing season to prolong flowering.
Although not a true lily, the Canna lily comes in a rainbow of colors and can add dramatic emphasis to your garden. With a huge selection of flower and leaf colors, there is sure to be a canna that will add pizzazz to your garden. While the flowers of some varieties of cannas are the show, in others it’s the huge, tropicallooking foliage, and in many modern varieties, it is both. Boldly and brazenly patterned, this big yellow flowers are splashed with orange and offset by bright green leaves.
Cannas are largely free of pest, but the canna Leaf Roller can damage leaves.
Canna lilies look best when massed along walls or hedges. Well suited for container growing.