Canna 'Caballero'

Canna 'Caballero'

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Description

A semi-dwarf plant, Canna 'Caballero' is definitely not as tall as some of his kinsfolk. This Spanish gentleman only reaches a little over half a metre in height (2 ft). However, In spite of this, he will certainly leave a large impact on your garden between July and November. That’s when his unusually-coloured flowers open in amongst his green foliage. Several flowers will bloom at the end of the spike, but there’s a good chance each will be individual both in terms of its colour and its size. These subtle changes will definitely add to the excitement of Canna 'Caballero's bright sunshine yellow blooms spattered with red markings.

Gracy tells: Look at the leaves!
"Canna leaves are bold and famous for their tropical look. Most Canna Lily cultivars (like Canna 'Caballero) have rich emerald-green leaves, but some have red to bronze leaves!"

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Low maintenance

  • Needs winter protection

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Canna x generalis 'Caballero'

  • Flower colour

    Yellow

  • Rhizome size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 rhizomes per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Exotic gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Boggy
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost
    Clay

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

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