Need an intense specimen for your garden or pool-side plantings? Then you need the bold color contrast of the Giant Black Knight Canna (Canna 'Giant Black Knight')! These incredible tropical blooming accents have dramatic near-black leaves tinged in deep dark green! Topping off a backdrop like this are tall flouncy plumes of ruffled cardinal red blooms!
This is an eye-popping color combo that is sure to turn heads! The stems and midribs even have reddish tinges! These flower spikes are huge draws for hummingbirds, bees and butterflies alike, as well as adding major curb appeal to your home! The broad foliage is deer-resistant, as well as fast-growing!
Canna Lilies grow from fibrous rhizomes and quickly display those incredibly flamboyant blooms! They flower all summer, requiring only a bit of deadheading to keep more blooms returning. Hardy outdoors year-round in USDA growing zones 8 through 11 but can be enjoyed as either annual accents in all growing zones. Canna can also be lifted and stored for the winter in a frost-free location in all northern climates.
The most impressive way to display Canna like Black Knight is as the vertical specimen or focal point to a large mixed planter, or in groupings in large upscale containers! Massing and bunching these hardy rhizomes together creates an incredibly dramatic effect! Raised planters with other tropical plants enliven sunny front porch pots, and balcony planters while doubling as privacy, or around seating, entertaining and poolside pots or garden beds for screening and vibrant color all growing season!
Growing 48-60 inches height when in bloom, and spreading those broad paddle-shaped leaves 12-18 inches wide, Canna can be the tall focal point groupings in a garden bed, or add privacy in rows or allée around seating and garden benches! The dark foliage is sure to attract all the attention with barely any work on your part!
During the growing season, keep these full-sun plants in moderately moist to almost wet enriched soil, that is always well-drained. It is also a good idea to ensure that Canna has a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch over the surface. Provide regular fertilizer and deadhead when blooming is done. Canna rhizomes are not frost-hardy and do need to be dug in the fall before they freeze. Keep them in a cool, frost-free area in a bag in a garage or shed.
Big bold red blooms and dramatically dark foliage, the Giant Black Knight Canna will amaze you and your garden guests with its incredible presence! Hurry and reserve your quality rhizomes today from NatureHills.com! Summer-blooming bulbs and rhizomes are shipped in a dormant state, ready to plant after frost in your growing zone.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Canna 'Giant Black Knight'|
|Mature Height||48 - 60 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil||Well Drained Soil|
|Moisture||Moderate to High|
|Pruning Time||After Foliage Yellows|