Also known as
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Golden Canna Overview
Canna flaccida is commonly known by the name Golden Canna. It is a large showy tropical-looking herbaceous plant that originates from the edges of marshes, ponds and lakes. This species of Canna is where all ornamental species derive from. This species has long-lasting flowers and attractive foliage. It can make a spectacular spectacle when grown in just about any garden.
Common problems with Golden Canna
There are quite a few pests and dieases listed that attack Canna, but none have caused serious problems.
How to harvest Golden Canna
Harvest tall flower-stalks in mid-summer months for flower arrangements. Harvest seeds in autumn and sow as soon as possible or after the last cold spell of winter.
How to propagate Golden Canna
Sow seeds in Autumn. Sow the seeds 30 cm apart and at a depth of 1 cm. The tough seed coat needs to be sacrificed (scratched or worn down) for the seed to germinate.
Divide clumps after flower, cut back and replant. Or wait until dormant to divide.
Break off new suckers and replant spaced away from the motherplant.
Special features of Golden Canna
Birds are the main pollinators of Canna.
This species can tolerate drought conditions once the plant is fully adapted to its micro-climate.
This species is known as a marginal plant and can tolerate periods of being submerged.
This species has clusters of large yellow flowers.
Large green leaves.