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Products > Canna 'Pride of India'
 
Canna 'Pride of India'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Cannaceae (Cannas)
Origin: Garden Origin
Flower Color: Rose Pink
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Canna 'Pride of India' - Tuberous perennial. Full sun. This canna features large rich rose-pink flowers and green foliage to 4-5 feet tall Plant in full sun and irrigate moderately to occasionally. Hardy to 0 degrees F if mulched deeply. A favorite and flamboyant plant - it says "Canna" to us and if you like bright pink flowers this is the plant for you. Cannas became very popular in Victorian times with thousands of named cultivars named since. The breeding is complex and so they are broken into artificial groups with names such as the Foliage group, the Crozy Group (also called the Gladiolus flowering cannas), the Italian group (also called the Orchid flowering cannas), the Australian group (from crossing plants of the Foliage Group with those of the Italian Group), the Premier group (triploids and crosses with the Italian Group, the Variegated foliage group, the Conservatory group, the Aquatic group, the Miniature group, the Agriculture group (for rhizomes with high starch yield) and the Musaefolia Group (banana foliage). The name for the genus is from the Latin word 'cannae' that came from the Greek word 'kanne' meaning "a reed" or "cane". The origin of this plant is a bit of a mystery - we have grown 'Pride of India' since 1995 but do not know who bred it.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Canna 'Pride of India'
 
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