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Canna ‘Queen Charlotte’

Canna

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  • Botanical name: Canna 'Queen Charlotte'
  • Common name: Canna
  • Family: Cannaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Cannas are found growing wild in the tropics of southern United States down to South America, and have lush green or bronze foliage and brightly coloured flowers, which appear from midsummer until mid-autumn. They thrive in moist soils in full sun, and look fantastic when grown in exotic ornamental displays in mixed borders or large containers, especially when planted with other exotic-looking plants, such as agapanthus and crocosmia.

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Canna ‘Queen Charlotte’ is a tall-growing canna lily, bearing striking, red flowers with a thick yellow margin, in contrast with mid-green, waxy foliage. For best results grow ‘Queen Charlotte’ in moist soil, towards the back of a sunny border. Keep plants well watered. Being tender, cannas need a little protection to get them through winter. Mulch Canna ‘Queen Charlotte’ in autumn to protect the rhizomes from frost, or bring pots indoors.

How to grow Canna 'Queen Charlotte'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Boggy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Canna 'Queen Charlotte' and wildlife

Canna 'Queen Charlotte' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Canna 'Queen Charlotte' poisonous?

Canna 'Queen Charlotte' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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