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Products > Canna 'Zulu Pink'
 
Canna 'Zulu Pink'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Cannaceae (Cannas)
Origin: Garden Origin
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Synonyms: [Canna 'Zulu Princess']
Height: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Canna 'Zulu Pink' - This medium sized Canna grows to only 3 feet tall but it makes a dramatice statement in the garden. The short broad leaves are dark reddish-black with a smokey-gray cast and provide a beautiful foil for the flared-open pink flowers. One of our favorite Canna lilies. We received this outstanding plant from Herb Kelly. It was given to him as 'Zulu Pink' but we have never found this name listed in any references. The Zulu series was a group of Canna raised by Marcelle Sheppard of Marcelle's Crinums of Vidor, Texas. Most likely this plant is the same as what is now listed as 'Zulu Princess' in Ian Cooke's new book "Cannas" although he lists this plant as a tall plant whereas 'Zulu Pink' has remained under 3 feet for us.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Canna 'Zulu Pink'.
 
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