By the time hard frost comes in fall, this plant will have showered your garden with thousands of blooms. The petite flowers grace cascading plants that are great in combinations, mono-hanging baskets and in raised beds with great drainage.
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
The common form of Iron used in fertilizer is sensitive to pH changes. If you think pH is your problem you can either try to lower (or raise) the pH or you can simply apply Chelated Iron, which is available at a wider pH range and should help your plants turn green again. You may also be able to find Iron in a foliar spray (which means you spray it on the foliage rather than applying it to the soil) which can also help your plant turn nice and green again. Stop by your favorite garden center and they should be able to help you choose a product to use. Or use our Proven Winners Water Soluble fertilizer, which has the chelated iron.
In colder regions, (6-8 weeks before spring), bulbs can be planted in pots and placed in greenhouse conditions. When danger of frost is past, remove from pot and plant outside. Cultivate often to keep soil loose and free of weeds.
Insects rarely bother cannas. Leaf-feeding insects and leaf-rolling caterpillars can be stopped by regular applications of systemic insecticide products such as Ortho Systemic Insect Killer.
Our live plants are shipped in 4x4x5 inch (1.2 quart) containers.
·Mixes beautifully with yellows and pinks.
Two methods of storage are:
Rhizomes must not be allowed to freeze during storage. The ideal storage temperature is 50 degrees.
Watering & Fertilization
Plant rhizomes 12 to 18 inches apart. Lay the long part of the rhizome horizontal to the earth’s surface with eye up, if visible. This is not critical, as cannas will grow no matter which direction they are planted. Cannas are best planted in shallow, warm ground covered with just about two inches of soil.
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My one complaint is that they are difficult to find in the N.O. and Metairie area.
One of the seed companies want $12 for about 6 seeds, and when postage is added it is close to $20, Too pricey. I would like to know where I can go that has a selection. I am really interested in putting a red one as an understory for a Bottle Brush.
On Apr 14, 2010, spikeitup from Metairie, LA wrote:
This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:
On Jun 11, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Those that I have found at the nurseries are very dramatic as a hanging basket or understory for other plants.
I fell in love with the Tequila Sunrise colors at the garden center but this plant did not keep its color well throughout the season. Most of the flowers were ended up being a dark, solid magenta shade, with no hint of yellow/orange. Occasionally I’d get one or two flowers on it that looked like the variety was supposed to. Not sure if it was an issue of too much light (it was in full sun) or the warmer than average summer or if it was just a quirk of that plant. It had good foliage, no insects, and was filled with flowers all season, just not the right color.
Bayville, New Jersey