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Marcus, Joseph A.
Canna glauca L.
Water Canna, Louisiana Canna, Maraca amarilla
USDA Symbol: CAGL13
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Size Notes:
3-6 Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
LA , TX Native Habitat: Canna glauca
grows around lakes and in marshes and swamps. It is found along the coast in South Texas. USDA Native Status: L48(N), PR(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
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.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Larval Host: Brazillian skipper
Deer Resistant: Minimal
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Record Modified: 2009-01-27
Research By: BJG, ADA