Black Knight Canna Shallow Water Plant


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BOLD BURGUNDY FOLIAGE! Dramatic foliage adds a tropical texture to any garden! Black Knight’s orchid-like red blooms invite hummingbirds! Fast grower!

GROW YOUR OWN OASIS! Turn your drab pond into a lush paradise simply by adding plants! Aquatic plants are ESSENTIAL for giving any pond or bog a natural, beautiful look!

MOTHER NATURE KNOWS BEST! Water plants act as filters & work WONDERS for the clarity and quality of your water–naturally! They also provide excellent habitat for your prized fish and other wildlife!

WINTER HARDY & BLACK THUMB FRIENDLY! Pond plants are forgiving & super simple to grow for years to come! All they need is plenty of moisture & some gravel or soil to hold roots in place! Easy as that!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our plants are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy!

Dramatic dark burgundy leaves provide a high contrast, long lasting appeal to back borders and pond edges. Its enormous glossy pointed leaves remain dark red in color with prominent dark green stripes and tinges of burgundy throughout the season. Blooms in the summer and into fall atop tall stalks with deep red, showy orchid-like blossoms beloved by hummingbirds. It plays exceptionally well against boldly colored walls and is excellent in pots on a porch, patio, terrace and balcony. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. A fast grower, under ideal conditions it can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

Cannas became very popular in Victorian times. ‘Dark Knight’ has a debatable parentage and reportedly was introduced by S. Percy Lancaster of Alipore Cannas of Calcutta India, but others list it as a synonym for the variety ‘Assaut’ which was introduced in 1920 by the French seed and plant breeding company Vimorin-Andrieux. In addition, this cultivar also possibly went by the name ‘VorwŠrts’, meaning forward in German, a name used to identify the Social Democratic Party of Germany in the late 19th century.

Common name: Black Knight canna
Botanical name: Canna x generalis ‘Black Knight’
Plant height: 4′ – 6′
Plant spread: 3′ – 4′
Bloom time: July – September
Bloom color: Red
Light requirements: Full Sun
Water depth: 2″ inches
USDA hardiness zones: 7 – 11

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live plants are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.