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Canna Lily (11 of 11)

Canna x generalis 'Cleopatra' – Canna Lily
Deciduous perennial with bright yellow flowers covered with deep red spots
Lush green foliage with maroon stripes
Plant in moist, but well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to light shade
Deadhead to encourage continued blooming
Height: 36-60 inches; Width: to 24 inches
Water when dry during growing season; fertilize monthly during growing season
Hardy in USDA zones 7-11:
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily before first frost; cut back dead foliage after frost; divide clumps every few years in early spring; watch for presence of canna leaf rollers.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily before first frost; cut back dead foliage after frost; divide clumps every few years in early spring; watch for presence of canna leaf rollers.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch before first frost; cut back dead foliage after frost; divide clumps every few years in early spring; watch for presence of canna leaf rollers.
Zone 10: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; divide clumps every few years in early spring; watch for presence of canna leaf rollers.
Zone 11: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; divide clumps every few years in early spring; watch for presence of canna leaf rollers.

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