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Canna flaccida (Bandanna of the everglades)
Leander, Bruce

Canna flaccida

Canna flaccida Salisb.

Bandanna of the Everglades, Golden canna

Cannaceae (Canna Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: cafl11

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The large, rounded to lance-shaped leaves of this 4 ft. perennial are 1-2 ft. long. (Upper leaves are smaller.) Three green sepals and three greenish-yellow petals are united at the base, forming a tube. The showy part of the flower consists of modified stamens which resemble iris-like petals. The style is also petal-like.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: apple green
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , SC , TX
Native Distribution: Coastal areas from SC to MS
Native Habitat: Wet ditches; freshwater marshes; swamp margins

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Aquatic: yes
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Moist to wet soils from heavy clay to sandy loam. Not particular.
Conditions Comments: This easy to grow plant produces showy yellow flowers with very faint speckles and is a great addition to the water garden or edge of the bog and is useful to help stop soil erosion. This plant will also grow in moist, average garden soil. Skipper caterpillars will use this plant as a host plant. The plant is cold-sensitive and will freeze back to the roots during a frost or freeze.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Minimal

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds
Description: seeds, division of clump, offshoots from base clump
Seed Collection: Wait until the seed pods are near the mature dry stage and then collect the pods.
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
Maintenance: Remove spent stalks to keep tidy and encourage new blooms. Cut back after first frost or leave the debris to protect the dormant roots over winter in northerm areas of its range.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
Naturescapes - Beaufort, SC
Far South Wholesale Nursery - Austin, TX

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Canna flaccida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Canna flaccida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Canna flaccida

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-04-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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