This member of the Tropicanna® family certainly is showy, just in a different way than its realtives. While Tropicanna® Gold and Tropicanna® show off brilliantly colored variegation, Tropicanna® Black exudes a deep, dark coolness in the garden with deep purple foliage that is nearly black in appearance. It's incredible how the large Canna foliage adds so much texture to the landscape and added together with this elegant color, the plant is a show stopper. This sultry, rich color also serves as a great foil for its big flowers, held aloft from the foliage on stout stems starting in June and continuing into September. This bloom nearly jumps out at you from the garden with a bright scarlet-orange color that looks even more brilliant backed by the deep colored foliage. Any sunny garden spot or mixed container will show off Tropicanna® Black and its great gift of color and texture very well.
Thrives in the sun but will tolerate some shade.