Golden Canna

Canna flaccida or golden canna

Canna flaccida

Family:
Cannaceae

Lifecycle:
Perennial

Native or Introduced:
Native

Nutrient Removal Rating:
Highpicture of golden canna

Wildlife Value:
High

Invasiveness:
Low

Rooted or Floating:
Rooted

Site Requirements:
Full sun to part shade

Maximum Water Depth:
6 inches

Plant Description:
Golden Canna leaves are large and oval shaped measuring 1-2 feet in length and 3-6 inches in width. Flowers are short stalked and yellow. Seeds are brown and nearly spherical. Flowering occurs in the summer and quickly gives way to fruiting. This plant produces a fleshy underground storage organ (rhizome).

Golden Canna lives in moist areas such as marshes and along the banks of bodies of water.

Sources:

  • Flora of North America (see link below)

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