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Cannas: Canna 'Striata'

Botanical name: Canna 'Striata'

Common name: canna-lily

also known as (Canna americanallis var. variegata, Canna americanallis 'Variegata', Canna x generalis 'Striata', Canna 'Bengal Tiger', Canna 'Austriostriata', indian shot, Canna 'Praetoria', Canna 'Pretoria', Canna 'Malawiensis Variegata')

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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, acidic, water
Zones: 7a thru 11a

butterfly attracting

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Canna 'Striata' brings a tropical paradise to you. Large green leaves are boldly striped with yellow to create a wonderful focal point. Plants grow to a height of 4 feet. Top that off with bright orange flowers up to 6 inches in diameter and you have really created a dramatic accent for the pond. Plants prefer warm temperatures and bloom best after several weeks of above 80° F temperatures. They can be placed in water up to 6 inches over the soil. This canna-lily can also tolerate a fair amount of shade. North of zone 7, dig up the rhizomes just after frost kills the foliage. Dry them out and store them in a cool, lightly moist peat moss until the early spring. About 4 weeks before the last spring frost, pot them up inside. They'll be ready to put outside after all danger of frost is past to give their summer show! -- edited by dtd pbcouchman


Most garden canna-lilies are hybrids between Canna glauca, Canna speciosa, Canna iridifolia, Canna warscewiczii and Canna flaccida.

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Very easy to grow and tropical. Large and showy. Susceptible to rust disease.