Noted for its outrageously coloured foliage, award winning Canna Phasion Tropicana, produces large, vibrant orange flowers atop erect flowering stalks. They stand out against the dramatic foliage of large, lance shaped, deep purple leaves, adorned with strawberry pink veins and faded oranges. Blooming from mis-summer to fall, this highly popular Canna is perfect for the front of sunny beds and borders, or large containers, where its brillant foliage can be admired. Perennial only when roots are lifted and stored over winter.

Landscape Attributes – Phasion Tropicanna Canna is an herbaceous annual with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. Phasion Tropicanna Canna is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent, Mass Planting, General Garden Use, Container Planting.

Planting & Growing – Phasion Tropicanna Canna will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity extending to 6 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3-4 feet. This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Phasion Tropicanna Canna is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a ‘thriller’ in the ‘spiller-thriller-filler’ container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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