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Thalia dealbata

Powdery Thalia, Powdery Alligator-flag, Hardy Canna, Water Canna

Scientific Name:

Thalia dealbata

Genus:

Thalia

Species Epithet:

dealbata

Common Name:

Powdery Thalia, Powdery Alligator-flag, Hardy Canna, Water Canna

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Marantaceae (Arrowroot Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet, Aquatic

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September

Habitat Description:

Swamp forests, wet ditches, brackish marshes. Native from SC & GA west to TX and north to OK, MO, AR, IN, and KY.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Nothing Specified

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Can form large colonies. Planted in water gardens and rain gardens.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/thalia-dealbata/

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=THDE

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a646



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