Canna x generalis 'Bengal Tiger'

Variegated Tiger Canna Lily

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Bengal Tiger Canna is a fast-growing herbaceous perennial with a basal-clumping habit.  The dramatically large foliage is variegated deep green with stripes of creamy yellow.  The brilliant orange flowers bloom from 6’ purple-red stalks that bloom in summer which attracts bees and butterflies.  Blooms best in full sun and moist soil.  

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

4’ - 6’

Spread: 

1.5’ - 2’

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 10

Culture: 

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Orange

Season of Interest: 

Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Medium maintenance.  May experience root rot in poorly drained wet soils.  Watch for aster yellows. Japanese beetles, caterpillars, slugs and snails may chew on the foliage.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, Naturalized AreasRock GardensPonds and Streams, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Lantana, Passion Flower, Lily Of The Nile

Image: Michael RiveraCoastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Canna Lily 'Bengal Tiger'CC BY-SA 4.0

 

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