Rhizomatous, herbaceous plants, grown for their flowers and for their rich foliage.
Latin name: Canna x generalis "Purpurea"
They bear flowers from late spring to mid-autumn.
They grow in sunny, protected sites, in rich, drained soils. Small requirements in water.
Plant alone or in groups. Suitable for coastal planting.
Remove overmature inflorescences to prolong flowering. Remove rhizomes in autumn, keep them sheltered and replant them after the last freezes in spring.
Propagated by root division.
Dark, red-tinged, green leaves and red flowers.