Canna vs. Calla

Hrycan, William
June 2012
Gardener (2293-1376);ITL9, p18
The article offers information on the differences between canna lily and calla lily. It states that both the plants are mistakenly named due to their similarity to water calla (Calla palustris) and they are not lily or calla. It states that both canna lilies and calla lilies are tropical plants with the misnomer stuck, but canna lilies are related to bananas, while calla are native to Africa. It discusses considerations for growing both plants, winter care and propagation.


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