Genus: Indian shot

Canna

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Silk
Indian shot (Canna)
KAN-ah
Cannaceae
The genus Canna is characterized by large, alternate leaves with prominent veins (dark colored or variegated in some hybrids). Attractive racemes or panicles of bright flowers emerge in summer and repeat for several months.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Large tropical leaves and brightly colored, soft-petaled flowers.
Care:  Plant in full sun. Where not hardy, lift rhizomes in late fall and store in a frost-free location in barely moist peat or leaf mold.
Propagation: 

Divide rhizomes into pieces with prominent eyes.

Problems: 

Slugs, snails, caterpillars, and spider mites. Rust, leaf spot, and bacterial blight are common.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Canna

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Indian shot
Canna 'Centenaire de Rozain-Bourcharlat'
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Canna 'Erebus'
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Canna 'Madame Paul Caseneuve'
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Canna 'Sémaphore'
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Canna Tropicanna Gold
Canna var. “MACtro’
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Canna  × generalis
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Tropicanna® canna
Canna ‘Phasion’