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Canna ×generalis ‘Australia’

Canna ‘Australia’


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassZingiberidaeGingers and related plants
OrderZingiberalesGinger, cardamom, turmeric, galangal, myoga, bananas, arrowroot, and others

About plant names...

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.

Online References:

Canna ×generalis ‘Australia’ at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Canna in Burke’s Backyard

Canna ×generalis (canna)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 7 × 8" (18 × 19 cm)

Canna ×generalis (canna)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 12 × 14" (29 × 36 cm)

Canna ×generalis ‘Australia’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Canna ×generalis (canna)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 14 × 21" (34 × 52 cm)

Range: Zones 7b-10:

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