More Information About Canna
Plant Delights is pleased to offer some unique cannas for sale that provide beautiful flower color, dazzling foliage color, or both. Canna bulbs are bold perennials that pair well with finer-textured plants such as amsonia, hemerocallis, iris, kniphofia and ornamental grasses.
There are many tall cultivars of canna lily that are perfect for the back of the border, as well as several dwarf cannas that can be used along the edge of a path. Canna lily flowers sometimes have an eye-popping saturated color and sometimes a demure pastel tone. Both types attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. Canna leaves are usually green, but there are beautiful purple or variegated leaf forms on the market, such as our best selling canna lilies... Canna Phasion (aka Canna Tropicanna), Bengal Tiger Canna, and Canna Australia.
How to grow Canna Lilies
Canna bulbs are extremely heavy feeders that also like full sun, baking heat, and plenty of moisture during the growing season. They also tolerate coastal environments well. If your canna plants look ratty during in the summer, that's a sure sign an extra shovel of compost is required. You can cut a ragged canna plant to the ground even in midsummer, add fertilizer, water, and it will recover quickly. In areas with warm summers as well as winters above 0 degrees F, cannas can remain in the ground. North of USDA hardiness zone 8, gardeners should buy canna lilies and plant them before September in order to give them time to establish before winter arrives. In colder climates, lift the canna bulbs (rhizomes) and store them above freezing in dry peat moss for the winter. It is a tough, low maintenance plant which makes canna perfect for rain gardens.
Our canna plants are grown in gallon pots and not shipped as dried canna bulbs as most other mail order firms do. We have an excellent selection of cannas for sale, so when you are ready to buy canna lilies, check out our well-rooted, healthy growing canna lily bulbs for sale.
For more details about how to grow canna, check out our in depth article on Canna Lilies.
And for information on how to overwinter a canna lily plant check out our article on how to over-winter tropical plants.
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