The canna lily plant is a flamboyant summer
flowering plant with a bold look. The plant grows
from thick, fleshy bulbs. Canna is a genus in the
banana family called Cannaceae.
These beautiful garden plants are low
maintenance, easy to grow herbaceous
Canna lilies flower during summer time in
various vibrant flowers in color of red, yellow or
“The lovely flowers
They make me regret
I am not a bee.”
– Emily Dickenson
Also known as mangrove spider lily, swamp
lily, bog lily and southern spider lily, these
flowers bloom in the summer and last for a
few weeks. They are a bog plant and thrive in
moist soil and up to one inch of water.
Although they are both members of the
Amaryllidaceae family, the spider lily
(Hymenocallis latifolia), which is always white,
shouldn't be confused with Lycoris radiata,
commonly known as the red spider lily.