Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Water Canna

Thalia dealbata
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Wetland
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Purple
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 6
Hardy To Zone: 9

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

48 to
60
inches

Spread:

24 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 48 to
60
inches
Spread: 24 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 48 to
60
inches
Spread: 24 to
36
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use in water gardens and ponds.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun in shallow water. Plants are winter if fully submerged, and must be protected from freezing in colder areas.
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping, Fresh Cut Flower, Containers
Basic Description

Huge cannalike leaves are striking. Purple flowers are borne on long, wand-like stalks late in summer. The entire plant is dusted with a fine white powder.

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