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Marcus, Joseph A.
Canna glauca L.
Water Canna, Louisiana Canna, Maraca amarilla
USDA Symbol: cagl13
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
, TX Native Habitat: Canna glauca
grows around lakes and in marshes and swamps. It is found along the coast in South Texas.
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
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL || OBL |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2009-01-27
Research By: BJG, ADA