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Golden Canna

Canna flaccida

Also known as

Bandana-Of-The-Everglades

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Golden Canna Overview

Canna flaccida is commonly known by the name Golden Canna. It is a large showy tropical-looking herbaceous plant that originates from the edges of marshes, ponds and lakes. This species of Canna is where all ornamental species derive from. This species has long-lasting flowers and attractive foliage. It can make a spectacular spectacle when grown in just about any garden.

Common problems with Golden Canna

There are quite a few pests and dieases listed that attack Canna, but none have caused serious problems.

    How to harvest Golden Canna

    Harvest tall flower-stalks in mid-summer months for flower arrangements. Harvest seeds in autumn and sow as soon as possible or after the last cold spell of winter.

    How to propagate Golden Canna

    Seed

    Sow seeds in Autumn. Sow the seeds 30 cm apart and at a depth of 1 cm. The tough seed coat needs to be sacrificed (scratched or worn​ down) for the seed to germinate.

    Division

    Divide clumps after flower, cut back and replant. Or wait until dormant to divide.

    Suckers

    Break off new suckers and replant spaced away from the motherplant.

    Special features of Golden Canna

    Attracts birds

    Birds are the main pollinators of Canna.

    Drought resistant

    This species can tolerate drought conditions once the plant is fully adapted to its micro-climate.

    Wet sites

    This species is known as a marginal plant and can tolerate periods of being submerged.

    Attractive flowers

    This species has clusters of large yellow flowers.

    Attractive leaves

    Large green leaves.