Canna ‘Tropicanna Gold’

canna lily 'Tropicanna Gold'

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‘Tropicanna Gold’ is a striking Canna whose foliage is striped in joyful green and gold, a perfect foil to large golden-orange flowers with dark speckled throats often borne from July to October on stems up to 1.2m. A wonderful choice for summer borders and patio displays, requiring some protection from winter frost.

Origin: North and South America
Genus: Canna
Species / Cultivar: 'Tropicanna Gold'
Common Name: canna lily 'Tropicanna Gold'
Synonym: Canna 'Mactro'

Plant Biography

‘Tropicanna Gold’ is a striking Canna whose foliage is striped in joyful green and gold, a perfect foil to large golden-orange flowers with dark speckled throats often borne from July to October on stems up to 1.2m.

Cannas grow from underground rhizomes, which are rich in starch and grown in many areas worldwide as a commercial crop for both humans and livestock. All Canna species originate from semi-tropical and tropical parts of North and South America, though there are large naturalised populations around the world as well as a great many cultivars bred for horticultural display. The species name comes from the Latin for cane or reed, denoting their imposing upright habit.

Canna 'Tropicanna Gold'
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Fast
Expect to see prolific growth, especially during growing season.
Water Requirement: High
Likely to require supplementary watering in warmer months, even once established.
Maintenance: A little
Easy to look after but may occasionally require some attention in order to thrive.
Situation: Full Sun
Wants direct, unfiltered sunlight most of the day, such as a south facing position.
Eventual Height: 1.2m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 0.35-0.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Half Hardy
Will need protection from frosts in order to survive winter, eg. with fleece jacket.
Habit: Deciduous
Sheds all its foliage annually, so for a period of the year it will be without foliage.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

The foliage of ‘Tropicanna Gold’ will reach a height of about 60cm+ but including the flower spikes attain a total of 1.2m. A showy statement feature for a sunny spot, they do best in rich fertile soil or with regular feeding.

They are very sensitive to winter frost: In mild areas they can be left outside in a sunny sheltered position if soil is not too wet and a deep layer of mulch applied. In colder areas they should be lifted after the first Autumn frost, cut back and stored in barely-damp compost in a frost free place for the winter.

Expert Tip

Happy in moist or even boggy ground in summer, they make a great choice for waterside display bedding. However they are also amazing for large well-watered container displays and summer borders.