Canna musifolia 'Red'

Banana Canna (Red Form)

Herbaceous Perennial, Tender Perennial, Tropical

Bring a bit of the tropics to your backyard eden with Canna musifolia 'Red'. Forms an upright clump of bold foliage that is redder than its close cousin, the straight C. musifolia. Most suitable for temperate climes, though tougher than its tropical character implies, it's been reported to have survived single digit temps. I'd be leery on counting on that, but its still worth growing for the strong statement it makes in the garden. Great in borders as well as containers.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Regular / Even


Size: 36 - 96 tall x 36 - 60 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Bold
Foliage Quality: Bold

Features: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Bronze / Copper, Brown / Chocolate, Burgundy / Maroon, Red

Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Season: Aug, Sep, Summer, Fall

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden
Wildlife: Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall, Late Spring / Early Summer, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos