Canna

Canna indica hybrid

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  • Flower name
    Canna
  • Scientific name
    Canna indica hybrid
  • Aliasハナカンナ, Canna, 花カンナ
  • Place of originTropical and subtropical America
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October

What is Canna

Canna (Scientific name: Canna indica hybrid) is a semi-cold-resistant perennial bulb plant in the family Cannaceae native to a (semi) tropical America. It came to Japan early in the Edo period and spread throughout the country. Leaves have a wide width, long and shiny, and the tip is elliptical in shape. Leaf color is usually green, but many varieties such as varieties with yellow and green stripes and white varieties are bred. From summer to autumn, colorful and distinctive flowers bloom. Those that look like petals are deformed five of the six stamens, the other one plays the role of stamen, the feeling of flowers is gladiolus. There are {{water canna}} in a flower similar to this species and leaves. However, Mizukanna was a different department (Suzuki family), it was only named because of the similarity of leaves. further more Information on Canna.

Common name: Canna, Scientific name: Canna indica hybrid, Canna indica var. Orientalis, aka: Canna lily, Origin: tropical · subtropical America, plant height: 50 cm (polar dwarf species) - 100 cm (dwarf species) - 250 cm (high height species), leaf shape: oblong shape, leaf color: green Copper color · variegated, leaves: alternate, flowering period: mid-July to early October, inflorescence form: general inflorescence, flower size: 5-20 cm, flower color: red · white · peach · yellow · light yellow · orange · Yellow and red spotted pattern / multiple color, seed color: black.

【Difference between Canna and Gladiolus】
● Gladiolus has a narrow leaf width, whereas Canna has a broad leaf width.
● The leaf color has a beautiful leaf color / pattern that can pass as well as a viewing plant aside from green, whereas Gladiolus is only green.
● With flowers, Gladiolus is flocked in one row, whereas Canna will solidify and bloom rather.
● In flower color, Gladiolus has almost all colors except black, while Canna has only the above flower color, and you can not see flower color such as blue or purple.


  • Eye
    Zingiberales
  • Family
    Cannaceae
  • Genus
    Canna
  • Species
    C. indica hybrid
  • Type of flower
    Non-symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life type semi-cold-resistant perennial bulb plant
  • Flower colorsYellow Orange Red Pink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 250.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 20.0 cm

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