Canna - Tropicanna® Black

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Genus name comes from the Greek word Kanna meaning "reed". Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs with ruffled spikes tapering to refined buds, boasting immense paddle shaped leaves. Their great reedy canes and palmy foliage make for large, magnificent plants, yielding blooms all summer long for long lasting curb appeal. They are deer resistant and appear most dramatic when grouped in masses. They are fast growers with large flowers.

About this Variety

Canna Tropicanna® Black, also known as Canna Australia and Canna indica 'Lon01" PP #21,350, is a stunning cultivar with burgundy to almost black foliage. With its deep, rich, almost black foliage, this variety creates a striking contrast against the surrounding greenery. The large, lance-shaped leaves exhibit shades of dark burgundy, purple or even black, creating a captivating and mysterious presence. It serves as an excellent focal point or can be used to create depth and visual interest in borders or containers. This cultivar also produces remarkable flowers that emerge from tall stalks. The blooms are often shades of fiery orange, scarlet red or even deep pink, creating a vibrant contrast against the dark foliage. The combination of the dark leaves and the vivid blossoms results in a captivating display that is sure to catch the eye.


  • Dark burgundy to almost black foliage
  • Quick and vigorous grower
  • Grows well in large containers, garden beds and borders


Full Sun to Partial Shade


All Summer


Grows 18-24" tall


Plant 48-72" apart, 2-4" deep

USDA Zones:

Hardy in USDA zones 8-11

Growing Instructions

Where not hardy, plant outdoors in early summer 2" deep, setting the rhizome in the hole, 'eyes' (shoots) up. Cannas do best with a good supply of water.

Care Tip

As flowers fade, deadhead to promote continued flowering. They like moist conditions.