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Canna generalis Show Off Australia

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Canna generalis Show Off Australia Canna Lily,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Upright

Cannas are the right plant for these times when the tropical effect is so much in vogue. Aside from the striking foliage which varies with variety they have dramatic flower spikes which continue to open new flowers from each flower spike for several weeks. Canna Show Offs varieties are selected for their clean vibrant lines which blend well into the modern plantings. Leaves and flowers are used in floral decoration. Canna Show Off Australia has flamboyant vibrant red flowers and tropical dark red foliage during warmer months of the year. Grows approx 2m tall x 75cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Rust

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Cannaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Red, Variegated
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate