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JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Canna x generalis 'Bengal Tiger'

Bengal Tiger Variegated Canna Lily

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Item #: 819

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.8 L) ?

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(aka: Canna x generalis 'Aureostriata' or Canna 'Pretoria') Imported from India in 1963 by the Glasshouse Works guys, Canna 'Bengal Tiger' is a sport of Canna 'Wyoming' that originated from radiation experiments in the 1950s at India's Agri Horticultural Society. Canna 'Bengal Tiger' was later taken to Africa by Sydney Percy-Lancaster, where it was later "rediscovered" and given the invalid additional name Canna 'Pretoria'. Canna 'Bengal Tiger' is considered by many to be the most beautiful of canna lilies. The dramatic stalks of green- and yellow-striped variegated leaves with a brilliant maroon edge grow to 6' and are topped in summer with bright orange flowers that are favored by hummingbirds...scrumptious! Canna 'Bengal Tiger' will also grow in water as an aquatic plant. Canna 'Bengal Tiger' was awarded the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

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