Tropicana Canna Lily Journal Debs Garden Blog

As Deb herself said “It was love at first sight, even though I didn’t like canna lilies and preferred softer colors in my garden”. I agree with Deb, but these Canna Lilies are gorgeous!

Tropicana Canna Lily Journal

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Known as a rhizomatous perennial, canna lilies have large iris-like flowers and tropical-looking foliage.

Canna blossoms come in a variety of colors, from mild yellow to orange to crimson red, and everything in between (salmon, apricot, and pink). Many people believe that canna flowers are only available in vibrant, intense colors like brilliant reds or yellows. There are, however, many pastel pink, primrose yellow, and soft orange colors.

They are thirsty plants that require regular watering throughout the growth season. Cannas thrive in full sun or partial shade in warm climates. They thrive in full light in cooler climates.

Rhizomes should be sown horizontally at a depth of 2 to 3 inches at a distance of 1 to 2 feet apart.

Cannas have a strong tendency to grow upright. The majority of cultivars reach a height of 3-5 feet, while dwarf variants can reach as low as 2 feet and some can reach as high as 8 feet.