Indian shot

Canna  × generalis

Canna  × generalis 'Pink Beauty'
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Park Seed
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Indian shot (Canna  × generalis)
Genus:  Canna
Cannas bear broad, smooth paddle-like leaves reminiscent of banana plants. The oversize leaves make it easy to create dramatic combinations with other, more finely textured plants. Each stout, fleshy stem is topped with attractive spires of brightly colored flowers. Cultivars vary widely in height, foliage, and bloom.
Care:  Plant in full sun. Flowers can look tattered once they've gone by. Deadhead to encourage a new flush of flowers. Better yet, prune stalks that have flowered to their base to encourage vigorous new growth. Where hardy, leave plants in the ground in winter where hardy. Otherwise, lift rhizomes in late fall and store in a cool, dark 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.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Hazelnut,
Greenery,
Niagara,
Red
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Hedge,
Suitable as Annual,
Waterside
Style
Cottage Garden,
Water Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Tropicals

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