Cleopatra Canna is one of the most beautiful canna you will find. The colors of the flowers on the Cleopatra Canna are bright red and bright yellow. The foliage on Cleopatra Canna is just as striking! The wide, lush foliage is in spectacular shades of green and almost black! Cleopatra Canna is a dazzling specimen and a SHOW STOPPER! The blooms on Cleopatra Canna resemble an exotic iris and the leaves are wide and lush. An exceptionally beautiful addition to your water garden feature that adds a tropical touch! Cleopatra Canna grows to 5 feet tall! Plant in large, deep containers in your pond, in full sun or in heavy loam soil in your bog or terrestrial garden. Keep the roots moist and protect from wind as this specimen can grow quite tall. SIMPLY SPECTACULAR! Cleopatra Canna makes quite a focal point in your water garden feature or in your terrestrial garden!
Height Grows to 4 to 5 feet Tall
Width Grows to 2 feet Wide
Sunlight Requirements Prefers Full Sun or Part Sun
Moisture Needs Moist soil to an inch or two of water above the roots
Bloom Time Early summer until frost (depends on zone)
Fertilize Fertilize with Pond Tabs once a month (June through August) for plants in the pond
Zone Hardy in zones 7 - 12 but easily overwintered inside in northern states.
Plant your Cleopatra Canna in moist, loam soil, in full sun, after all danger of frost has passed, with one inch of soil above the rhizome. Cleopatra Canna can also be planted in a container, using heavy loam soil and placed in your pond with up to 2 inches of water above the soil in the pot. Make sure the pots are large enough (at least a 12 inch wide by 12 inch deep container with holes) to protect plants from blowing over in heavy wind as the plants can grow quite tall! (We often recommend that you place heavy rocks at the bottom of a very large container before adding soil, to keep them upright in high winds.) Tender bulbs must be lifted after first frost, trim off old foliage, shake off any soil, rinse rhizomes and allow to dry outdoors, for a week or ten days, in an airy location. To overwinter, store in a dark, cool, dry location indoors and replant in the spring, after all danger of frost has passed.