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Golden Canna, Bandana-of-the-Everglades
|Size:||3-6 ft tall by to 4 ft wide. Spreads broadly via rhizomes.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant (north), evergreen (south). Blooms spring-summer. Clones are long-lived.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|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|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Aquatic ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Aquatic ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation|
|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|
Self-fertile, so seeds can be produced by self-pollination. Pollination is facilitated by bats, hummingbirds, and other small wildlife species.
Self-fertile, so seeds can be produced by self-pollination.
Pollination is facilitated by bees.
Larval host of the Brazilian skipper butterfly (Calpodes ethlius).
|Native Habitats:||Wet sites. Swamps, pond and lake margins, ditches, savannas, hydric pine flatwoods.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures