Cleopatra Canna is one of the most beautiful canna you will find. The colors of the flower are bright red and bright yellow. The foliage is just as striking and 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! Grows to 5' tall! Plant in large, deep containers in your pond, in full sun or is 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! Makes quite a focal point!
Height Grows to 5' Tall
Width Grows to 2' Wide
Sunlight Requirements Prefers full sun
Moisture Needs Moist soil
Bloom Time Mid to late summer until frost (depends on zone)
Fertilize Fertilize with Pond Tabbs once a month (June through August) for plants in the pond
Zone Hardy in zones 7 - 10
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" of water over the pot. Make sure the pots are large enough (at least a 12" wide by 12" 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.