The one thing about Canna Lily that I love is the fact that pollinators LOVE them. If you love hummingbirds, you want to have a Canna Lily in your yard or on your deck.
Canna's can be planted in pots.
Though Canna's are tough enough to grow just about anywhere the following tips will help you have a show stopper Canna Lily garden.
Water.. this may be their most frequently neglected need.
Fertilizer.. they like to eat! Top dress with a handful of rose or tomato fertilizer.
Warmth.. I have started them in pots in the house. Plant directly or transplant in June.
Sun.. though they will grow in part shade.. they bloom more vigorously in full sun.
Canna Lily can be treated as an annual.
You can save your Canna Lily from season to season.
If you want to save your bulbs for the next season dig them up in the Autumn. Let the bulbs dry in the sun for a day or two. Store in a dry area of your basement.
Old House Gardens Blog has many fun stories and ideas of how to add Canna Lily to your garden.
Carla TePaske ~ NCMGV
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