Canna flaccida

Golden Canna, Bandana-of-the-Everglades

Cannaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Grow as stands of flowers in moist areas.
Propagation:Seed or clumps can be divided (rhizomes). Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:

Self-fertile, so seeds can be produced by self-pollination. Pollination is facilitated by  bats, hummingbirds, and other small wildlife species.

Insects:
  

Self-fertile, so seeds can be produced by self-pollination. Pollination is facilitated by bees.

Native Habitats:Wet sites. Swamps, pond and lake margins, ditches, savannas, hydric pine flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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