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Canna, Semi-Dwarf ‘Cleopatra’

‘Cleopatra’ is a medium height plant. Most of the petals are yellow with red speckles but can be marked with solid red ranging from a streak to a full petal. This canna has dark green foliage with bronze-red variegation that can vary from a streak to a full leaf. Grows very well in water, too. A very beautiful old cultivar but, like its namesake, this canna has been known to do an about face; usually it is a green leafed plant having large yellow flowers with red spots but it often throws out a pure or part red flower as well as a leaf with broad maroon stripes.

Cannas bring a touch of the tropics to wherever they are planted. These exotic looking plants are indispensable for a splendid summer border bursting with drama. Their size, bright, showy flowers, and foliage patterns ensure that your Cannas will stand out. Makes a great centerpiece in bedding schemes and large containers. As soon as a stalk has finished blooming, remove it and a new one will take its place. If faded flowers are not removed, seeds will form and flowering will cease.

Plant Details +

Botanical Canna x generalis 'Cleopatra'
Common Name Canna
Family Cannaceae
Size 2-5 eye
Height 3-4'
Spacing 12-18"
Hardiness Tender
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Dark green with bronze-red variegation
Flower Yellow with red
Bloomtime July - October

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant in spring, after the ground, warms to about 50º F. 1. Dig a hole 2-4" deep. 2. Place rhizome in the hole. 3. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. Cannas thrive in sunlight, heat, and humidity. Give Cannas plenty of water during the growing season. Space plants 12-18" apart. Plant heights 3-4'. Canna should be lifted before the first frost of fall in areas where the ground freezes. Dig, dry-off then place rhizomes in a well ventilated frost-free place for the winter.