CANNACEAE generalis ‘Bronze Scarlet’ Tropical Series

Canna Lily –

0528Single flowers clustered in terminal spikes. Dwarf and well-branched. Day length neutral. Ideal for garden and containers.
In cold climates, lift and store roots indoors through the winter.
3″”-4″” blooms rise above the bronze foliage.

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Canna Lily
Tropical Bronze Scarlet
Annual
8
Summer, Fall
Scarlet, Bronze
Green, Red, Purple
No


Yes



18-30″
16-18″

Planting Instructions

  • Exotic, tropical creatures, cannas need lots of sunshine and fertile, moist soil but you don’t have to pamper them.
  • Cannas can be started in the house in small pots if your gardening season is short.
  • Where not hardy, plant outdoors in early summer—around the same time you’d put in tomato plants.
  • To plant, loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost.
  • Dig a hole 2 to 3 inches deep and set the rhizome in the hole, eyes up.
  • Cover with soil and tamp firmly. Water thoroughly.
  • Space rhizomes 1 to 4 feet apart.
  • If you grow from seed, note that the germination rate is low and the seeds need to be filed or given an acid bath to break down their hard coat.

 

Care

  • Cannas do best with a good supply of water, so water the plants during the summer if the rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Water freely in a dry spell.
  • Keep a thin layer of mulch around cannas to help retain moisture as well.
  • Stake tall varieties if needed.
  • As flowers fade, deadhead to promote continued flowering.
  • After autumn frost blackens the foliage, remove the stems and leaves, and lift the rhizomes for winter storage. Store in barely-moist peat or leaf mold in frost-free conditions. Space rhizomes so that they are not touching.
  • In the lower South, let cannas grow without moving them, until the clumps grow very matted. Every 3 to 4 years in the winter, dig up the clumps, separate the roots, and plant them in well-enriched soil.

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