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The President Canna Lily

Canna indica 'The President'
SKU: HC017740
per Bag of 1
No longer available this season.
‘The President’ Canna Lily (Canna indica) is a classic with red-orange blooms and large, lush foliage. Long-lasting blooms from mid-summer through frost attract hummingbirds, which adore the nectar-rich flowers. Plant in masses at the back of borders, or in containers to enhance outdoor living spaces.
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Botanical Name
Canna indica 'The President'
Growing Zones
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Hardiness Zone
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Lift in colder zones
Attracts Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


(48-60" tall x 12-24” wide) The hot red blooms of ‘The President’ canna have graced the White House gardens for years. Bold foliage adds a touch of the tropics to any garden and provides structure to perennial beds or container plantings. Deadhead plants throughout the summer to keep cannas blooming their strongest. Easy to grow and widely adaptable, they prefer rich, well-drained soil, plenty of water, and sunny locations. Cannas are hardy in zones 7-10. In cooler regions, they can be grown as annuals, or brought indoors over winter before the first frost. Resistant to deer browsing.