Canna Lily Seed

Cannas are tropical and subtropical flowering plants with large, banana like leaves. They can be grown as annuals in cooler regions, where they add an instant touch of the tropics to gardens.

Cannas are often grown for their foliage alone. The large, paddle-like leaves resemble banana leaves and come in greens, blue-greens, variegations and stripes. Much hybridizing has been done to create more attractive flowers. Somewhat tubular and lily like, Canna flowers come in shades and combinations of yellow, orange, red and pink and are borne on tall stalks coming out of the foliage. Becausemost Cannas sold today are the result of many crosses, Cannas are rarely classified.

Cannas prefers rich, moist soil and full sun. Generally grown from rhizomes. Plant rhizomes 4-5 inches deep, after all danger of frost, or start indoors in pots. Keep the rhizomes moist, but not wet. Emerged plants can receive more water. Can also be grown in poorly drained areas and in shallow ponds.

Plants should be deadheaded for continual bloom. Cannas like to be fed. Fertilize in early spring and mid-summer. In zones 7 and below, rhizomes can be overwintered. Allow foliage to be killed by a frost. Dig plants, leaving soil attached to rhizomes. Allow to dry, then pack in plastic bags with some moisture. Keep in a cool location for the winter. Potted cannas can be brought inside and treated as houseplants.

Not often bothered by problems. Canna leaves are covered with a waxy substance, so water is repelled and fungus doesn't usually take hold. Grasshoppers and caterpillars may munch the leaves. Water stress will cause tearing or cracking in the leaves.


TRM270 Red Indian Shot ( Canna indica )
A nice ornamental Canna native to southern Belize and other parts of Central America. A stunning plant with large tropical-looking leaves and redish pink colored flowers. Used as a landscape item it will make a nice focal point to give any tropical or subtropical patio or courtyard a taste of the tropics. Easy to grow from seeds, and like most cannas if sown early and given generous treatment, it will probably flower the first year. Not cold hardy but can be grown in colder regions where rhizomes should be dug up and stored over winter. Scarify seeds and soak for 24 hours before sowing.
 Pack of 10 seeds $2.95
TRM271 Giant Canna ( Canna tuerckheimii )
An amazing canna growing over 12 feet tall! A nice ornamental Canna native to southern Belize and other parts of Central America. Possibly the largest of the Canna species, it is a stunning plant with large tropical-looking leaves and redish pink colored flowers. Used as a landscape item it will make a nice focal point to give any tropical or subtropical patio or courtyard a taste of the tropics. Easy to grow from seeds, and like most cannas if sown early and given generous treatment, it will probably flower the first year. Not cold hardy but can be grown in colder regions where rhizomes should be dug up and stored over winter. Scarify seeds and soak for 24 hours before sowing.
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RHC821 Large Flowered Hybrids
Mix of reds, rose, pinks, strong stems, for landscaping, grows 40" tall, blooms in 12 weeks.
 Nursery Trade Pack of 100 seeds $17.95