Toucan Yellow Canna Lily (Canna x generalis 'Toucan Yellow')
KAN-nah ex jen-er-AL-iss 'Toucan Yellow'

Annual in the Cannaceae Family
 

 
Available May 10
Size Notes Price Availability
Tray of 3 #1 gallons Greenhouse $33.75 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival May 10
Available May 17
Size Notes Price Availability
Tray of 3 #1 gallons Greenhouse $33.75 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival May 17
Available May 24
Size Notes Price Availability
Tray of 3 #1 gallons Greenhouse $33.75 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival May 24
Available June 7
Size Notes Price Availability
Tray of 3 #1 gallons Greenhouse $33.75 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival Jun 7
 
 

About Canna

If you’ve ever been stopped in your tracks by a towering, brightly-blooming vision in a planter, chances are good you’ve already met Canna.

This Amazon Queen can grow up to 8’ tall in the right conditions, and sends out large lily-like blooms in red, orange, pink, yellow, or white. Her broad, waxy leaves (in green, burgundy or variegated) provide a stark contrast to her flowers, making her a total package.

Canna “bulbs” (actually rhizomes) can be dug up and stored each winter, similar to dahlias or other tender perennials who don’t love cold weather.

Canna does best in planters, where temperature and moisture can be more easily controlled, and where she can reign supreme from her dramatic height above the rest of the garden.

Pros

Thrives in hot, moist conditions

“Thriller” plant

Cons

Annual, but rhizomes can be dug up and saved for next season

Heavy feeder (need lots of fertilizer to bloom her best)

 

Plant Data

Mature Size 18 - 96 inches tall. 18 - 72 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium - Wet
Zones 7a - 10b
Tags Annual, Annual in Chicago, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Full Sun, Full Sun, Medium, Showy Flowers, Tender Perennial, Thrillers, Tropical, Wet, Wet Site Tolerant
Bloom Period July to August

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Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.


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