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Canna 'Topaz'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Cannaceae (Cannas)
Origin: Garden Origin
Flower Color: Apricot
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 'Topaz' - Tuberous perennial to 4-5 feet with green leaves and an exotic blend of color; beginning with deep orange buds with yellow on the margins, opening to a light pastel orange-apricot and finally to a pink-rose. Plant in full sun and irrigate moderately to occasionally. Hardy to 0 degrees F if mulched deeply. A great smaller growing canna, prolific in bloom with a beautiful colored flowers. 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 and the group to which Topaz belongs), 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". This Canna was introduced by Marcelle Sheppard of Marcelle's Crinums of Vidor, Texas. We received this wonderful Canna from Herb Kelly and have grown it since 1994.  The information provided on this page is based on the research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations of our nursery crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Canna 'Topaz'.
 
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