Canna glauca L.
Water Canna, Louisiana Canna, Maraca Amarilla
Cannaceae (Canna Family)
USDA Symbol: CAGL13
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: LA , 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
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Canna glauca in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Canna glauca in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Canna glauca
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-02
Research By: BJG, ADA