Canna Lily (Heliconia)

  • Canna Lily (Heliconia)
  • Canna Lily (Heliconia)
  • Canna Lily (Heliconia)


The star of the gardens of Provence

Canna lilies produce some of the most stunning flowers at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ® and their variety of colours and shapes is a genuine feast for the eyes. A cross between different varieties of canna, these hybrids offer a flamboyant palette ranging from bright red to dazzling orange, or gentler shades of pink and yellow. Their foliage is exceptional too: it is often marbled or variegated, adding an additional decorative dimension.

Robust and easy to grow, canna lilies add a tropical touch to every outdoor space, illuminating gardens and borders with their exuberant blooms.

This tropical plant originating from the tropical regions of Asia and America is endowed with leaves resembling those of a banana tree (long, oval leaves with a pointed tip).

Dazzling colours in the campsite’s alleys

There are several varieties of canna lily including:

  • “Lucifer” (deep red with a yellow edge),
  • “Firebird” (scarlet),
  • “Confetti” (yellow speckled with orange dots).

Its flowers resemble those of an orchid and its colourful blooms light up the campsite (and of course your holiday!).

The canna lily does not have traditional roots. Like bamboo, it has rhizomes and spreads quite easily.

Where to find it at the campsite
You’ll find canna lilies amid our exceptional vegetation on Place de la Pascalinette (nr. 1 on the plan) and at the “Jardin du Levant” (nr. 22).


Latin name :Canna hybride
Family :cannaceae
Genus :canna
Color :Red, yellow, orange, pink
Origin :Tropical zone Asia and America
Foliage :deciduous
Port :Flower
Height :60 to 150 cm
Flowering :summer
Canna Lily (Heliconia)

Did you know?

Canna lily leaves are used to treat burns, while the seeds are made into decorations for jewellery and musical instruments. It can also be used to purify waste water and its rhizomes are edible!