Canna x generalis 'The President'
|Heat- and sun-loving plants, Canna's brightly colored spikes of flowers and bold banana-like leaves create a dramatic, tropical effect. Varieties range from very dwarf (18-20 inches) to tall (more than 4 feet) plants, with red, yellow, orange, apricot, salmon, white, bicolor, spotted and streaked flowers. Use dwarf Cannas as bedding plants or in large containers as accents. Use leaves in flower arrangements, though cut flowers do not last. Plant rhizomes after soil has warmed. Best in rich soils with plenty of moisture. Some varieties are grown in water or very wet soils. In Zones 7 and colder, dig up rhizomes in fall, and store them in a moist, frost-free place.
This Canna is similar to 'Black Knight', but with green leaves and bright red flowers.
Attributes - Canna x generalis 'The President'
Plant Type: Bulb
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Red
Height: 2 ft. to 4 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Hot Climates, Wet Soil. Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Beetles.
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