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Canna flaccida
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Canna flaccida

Golden Canna Lily

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Item #: 9581

Zones: 8a to 10b, at least

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L) ?


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Most folks don't think of canna lilies as North American native plants, but adjust your thinking caps for Canna flaccida. This native plant of the Southeast US can be found growing in coastal swamps from South Carolina west to Texas. Canna flaccida looks like a typical canna lily, with 4' tall stalks of green leaves, topped with clusters of bright, butter-yellow flowers from late spring until fall. While moist soils are preferred, they certainly aren't necessary for Canna flaccida to succeed.