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When you think you had seen it all, along comes another surprise, Tropicanna® Gold
canna with its bold striping of green and gold
throughout each leaf, beautifully topped off in summer
with a bright yellow-edged orange flower.

Canna Tropicanna® Gold is the newest member of the
Tropicanna® family of cannas from Anthony Tesselaar
International. It is a sport of the original Canna
Tropicanna® (var. ‘Phasion’).

Tropicanna® Gold cannas, when planted out with the
original Tropicanna® cannas and the new
Tropicanna® Black cannas, make the perfect garden
foliage partners, striking in color and form - these three
varieties create impact.

                           KEY FEATURES
                                  Brings a tropical touch to the garden
                                  Brilliant orange flowers splashed with warm yellow
                                   edging and accents
                                  Ideal for gardens, landscapes and water gardens
                                  Can be planted in full sun or part shade
                                  Distinctive gold and green striped leaves

Suggested Uses                                     Growth Pattern
Commercial landscapes in USDA zones                Annual rhizome development.
7 through 11 (no lifting required). It is
ideal for planting in garden beds,                 Plant Size
borders and container plantings. Great             In garden beds: grows to 4-feet tall in
for water gardens, ponds and bogs.                 the first year, grows up to 6-feet tall in
                                                   subsequent years in zones 7 and above
Growth Habit                                       if not lifted after growing season. In
Dense clump-forming plant with                     containers: will grow up to 4-feet tall,
horizontal subterranean rhizomes.                  can be cut back any time to force new
Upright growth habit. Full mature height           growth. Plant in large pot, 15- to 18-
achieved in one season.                            inches in diameter or larger.

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Flower Size                                            Number Of Flowers
Medium to large canna flower.                          Four to eight flowers per stalk; stalks
                                                       grow and mature to flower throughout
Mature Height                                          growing season.
4 – 6 ft.
                                                       Flower Color
Spacing                                                Orange flowers splashed with warm
Plant 18-inches apart in garden beds.                  yellow edging and accents.
Can be planted closer together in
containers. Containers should be a                     Fragrance
minimum of 15- to 18-inches diameter to                Not fragrant.
promote optimal plant growth/size.
Hardiness                                              Grown primarily for its foliage color,
Cannas are tropical plants and are                     each exotic leaf of Tropicanna Gold
sensitive to extended exposure to frost.               provides an enticing combination of
Mild winters (USDA zones 7 through                     green and gold stripes. A temperature
11): As soon as the leaves begin to die                greater than 60°F is required for best
back, cut off foliage to soil level, and               leaf color. Leaves are a dark grey-green
leave in-ground or in large containers                 to light yellow-green with alternating
over the winter. In spring, growth will                interveinal yellow-green stripes, which
start up as warmer temperatures arrive.                fade to creamy yellow as the plant
Severe winters (USDA zones 3 through                   matures. Interveinal stripes begin at the
6): As soon as the leaves begin to die                 midrib of the blade and extend upwardly
back, cut off foliage to about 4 inches,               and outwardly towards the outer edges
dig up the rhizomes, let them dry for a                or tips of the leaves, with the shape and
few days in a protected area. Store the                color of the stripes being irregular.
rhizomes in a cool dry place for the                   Makes brilliant cut foliage.
winter. Divide the rhizome shoots and
replant in spring. Start indoors to get an             Pruning/Pinching
early jump on the season, but do not put               Not necessary. Spent flower blooms
outside until all danger of frost is past.             drop naturally. Dig and divide to
May also be treated as an annual. For                  maintain size and shape.
more winter protection tips, please go to
the FAQs for Tropicanna.                               Temperature
                                                       Canna Tropicanna® Gold is a tropical
Flowering Period                                       plant and should be protected from frost.
Flowers all season long. Duration is                   Plants will over winter in the ground and
typically 2 to 4 months. Many flowers                  withstand light frosts; however, potted
are produced during the season.                        plants will need to be protected or over
                                                       wintered in a greenhouse. Tropicanna
                                                       Gold will start to grow when

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temperatures exceed 50°F in Spring, but                 Disease Tolerance
leaves won't attain full color until                    Cannas are not prone to disease in the
temperatures regularly exceed 60°F.                     landscape.

Light Needs                                             Pest Issues
Will perform best when planted in full                  No major pests. Snails and slugs can
sun but will tolerate partial shade. May                damage leaves.
be grown indoors near a window with
bright natural light for extended periods,              Special Care
however, growth may be more                             Avoid windy locations as the large soft
elongated.                                              leaves can be damaged. Outdoors:
                                                        Easy care plant. Better performance will
Soil Needs
                                                        be attained if plants are watered and fed
Tropicanna Gold will tolerate a range of                regularly, but once established,
soils but will perform best in a deep                   Tropicanna Gold flowers readily with
fertile soil. It will tolerate poorly drained           minimal care. In Containers: If a potted
areas.                                                  plant should dry out excessively, leaves
                                                        may fade. If this should happen, cut
Water Needs
                                                        back lackluster leaves or even the entire
With masses of broad fleshy leaves,                     stem to the soil line. Water regularly.
Tropicanna Gold requires frequent                       Plant will respond by sending up new
watering to perform at its best.                        shoots.

Fertilizer                                              Parentage
In spring, use a slow-release flowering                 Sport of Canna hybrid var. ‘Phasion’
plant formula high in potassium to                      (Canna Tropicanna®)
encourage flowering. Too much nitrogen
can yield a plant that is excessively tall
and elongated.

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