Cannas, sometimes called canna lilies although they are not related to lilies, are native to
tropical regions of North, Central and South America. This cultivated variety is actually from
New Zealand, not Australia.
Identification: Plants are 4-6' (1.2-1.8 m) high and up to
30" (76 cm) around. Leaves are long and narrow, pointed at both ends, with parallel veins, and
a satiny deep red in color. Flowers are red-orange.