Definition of canna in English:

canna

Syllabification: can·na
Pronunciation: /ˈkanə
 
/
(also canna lily)

noun

  • A lilylike, tropical American plant with bright flowers and ornamental straplike leaves.
    • Genus Canna, family Cannaceae: several species, in particular forms of Indian shot (C. indica), which are widely naturalized
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    • For especially dramatic container plants, try the summer flower bulbs, for starters: tuberose, oxalis, agapanthus, cannas, begonias, dahlias, caladiums, lilies, or elephant ears.
    • Semi-tropical natives such as dahlias, gladioli, begonias, canna, caladium, elephant ears, oxalis and other tender summer-flowering bulbs will not make it through the winter outside of the warmest climate zones.
    • After frost kills their foliage, dig up callas, cannas, dahlias, gladiolus, tuberous begonias, and other tender bulbs, Dry off the bulbs and pack them in vermiculite or sterile potting soil.

Origin

from modern Latin, from Latin canna 'cane, reed' (see cane).

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