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Canna indica 'Purpurea' (Canna Lily)

Indian Shot 'Purpurea', Canna Lily 'Purpurea'


A striking beauty with its dramatic, upright, large bronze leaves suffused purple, Canna indica 'Purpurea' (Canna Lily) adds height and interest to the garden and immediately provides a cheerful touch of the tropics. The bold foliage is topped from mid summer to fall by stalks of small, brilliant orange-red flowers that attract hummingbirds. Vigorous, this rhizomatous herbaceous perennial is a highly ornamental plant which is perfect for the back of the border.

  • Grows up to 4-7 ft. high (180-210 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm)
  • A full sun lover, this Canna performs best in organically rich, moist and well-drained soils.
  • Canna Lilies look at their best when massed along walls or hedges or in garden beds where they proudly stand out. Spectacular on a patio, they are well suited to container growing.
  • Very sensitive to frost, this Canna Lily is a tender perennial that is only hardy to zones 8-11. Therefore, in cooler areas, its bulb will have to be dug up before the first frost and stored indoors over the winter in a dry place before being replanted in spring.
  • Cannas are largely free of pests but in the USA, special care has to be provided to protect their leaves from the damage eventually caused by the Canna Leaf Roller.
  • Deadhead Cannas throughout the growing season to keep them blooming for as long as possible.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Canna - Canna Lilies
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 7' (120cm – 210cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Canna - Canna Lilies
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 7' (120cm – 210cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Traditional Garden

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