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Canna glauca

Water Canna, Louisiana Canna, Maraca amarilla

Cannaceae (Canna Family)

Canna glauca (Water canna)
Marcus, Joseph A.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: 3-6
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


Native Habitat: Canna glauca grows around lakes and in marshes and swamps. It is found along the coast in South Texas.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet , Moist
Conditions Comments: Cannas have soft butter-yellow flowers throughout the summer. The bold, upright, tropical looking light green foliage looks good in the back of a pond or in very wet soils. They can be propagated by dividing the rhizomes. It is good for wetland gardens and habitats.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Brazillian skipper
Deer Resistant: Minimal

Last Update: 2009-01-27