It’s impossible not to love the canna lily, a lush tropical plant that produces spikes of spectacular blooms rising above huge, eye-catching leaves. Growing canna bulbs allows gardeners to enjoy a burst of exotic color in late summer and early autumn when other flowering plants have faded. Read the following information to learn about the planting and care of canna plants.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Canna flowers grow as a beautiful, long-lasting summer to fall display in the flower bed. In northern areas, they need to be dug and stored over winter for rhizomes to remain alive. But what happens when canna rhizomes are rotting? Learn about canna lily rot here.
Whether grown permanently in the ground or dug up and replanted each season, age and other factors can reduce the vigor of canna blooms. If you are experiencing no flowers on a canna plant, this article is for you. Click here for more information.
As showy as they are, canna plants are susceptible to a variety of issues, one of which is rust on canna leaves. What is canna rust? Click here for information on canna rust, including canna rust symptoms and tips for treating cannas with rust.
Fertilizing canna lilies will ensure these stunners in your garden or your indoor containers will thrive and produce the most beautiful flowers and foliage. These plants love nutrients, so don?t skip this step in growing canna lilies. Learn more in this article.
Cannas are beautiful, showy flowering plants. Because they?re such all-around winners in the garden, it can be especially devastating to discover your cannas are infected with disease. Learn more about recognizing mosaic virus in cannas and what to do in this article.
In cool climates, canna bulbs are planted each spring, then dug up in fall, divided and stored away over winter. Even in warmer climates, cannas will need to be dug up and divided every 4-5 years. Learn about dividing and transplanting cannas in this article.
Canna lily pests are rare, but their broad sword-like leaves are awfully attractive to a variety of leaf munchers. Click this article for some ideas on insects that attack Canna lily plants and how to recognize and defeat them.
Where other flowers shrivel and wilt, canna lilies thrive in the heat. But how do you ensure that you get the most out of your canna lilies with flowers all summer long? Click this article to learn more about how to deadhead a canna lily.
Canna lilies are commonly propagated by dividing their underground rhizomes. But can you plant canna lily seeds too? This article will attempt to answer that question. Click here to get more information.