} Canna lily

Canna lily

CANNA (Canna spp. and hybrids)

Plant type: Summer bulb
Zones: 7-11, grown as an annual in colder zones
Exposure: Full sun
Habit: Upright habit
Height/Spread: 1-1/2 to 8 feet tall, 1-1/2 to 6 feet wide

Large banana-like leaves occur in shades of green or striking colored patterns, lending an exotic feel to the landscape. The plants, which are grown from rhizomes, also produce brightly colored flowers from summer into fall. Mass in beds or borders, use in containers, as a stand-alone focal point, or in combination with other heat-loving varieties.