Family: Cannaceae

Common Name: Australia Canna


Canna Australia is a stunning plant with deep burgundy colored foliage and red flowers.

Plant TypeBulbs, corms, tubers, rhizoms, etc., Perennial Tender
Hardiness Zone7b-10
Moistureaverage to growing in standing water
Soil & Siteaverage
Temperaturetops will be killed with the first heavy frost but not the rhizomes
Flowersbright red
Fruitwarty capsule, hard round seeds
Leavesdeep burgundy almost black, satin shine
Stemsstout stem, usually finite (reaches a certain height), underground rhizomes
Dimensions4-5 feet
MaintenanceThe tubers should be lifted after the frost has killed the top. They should be cleaned and stored dry and cool. I like to store the clump whole and than divide in the spring. Depending on your storage area they my need to be moisten. Check occasionally to see it the tubers are shriveling.
Propagationdivision of the rhizome
Native SiteSpecies Canna are native to the tropical areas of South America.
Cultivar OriginOriginated in New Zealand, brought to USA by Jonnie Johnson (Kentucky USA) distributed by Plant Delights Nursery USA.
Author's NotesI have seen this Canna used in a few places and it is stunning with the contrast of foliage and flower. In full sun the color intensifies, along with the leaves shine.
Notes & Reference#142-The Plant Hunters Garden (Bobby J Ward), #162-The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas (Ian Cooke)
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