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.


TRM781 South Pacific Scarlet F1
South Pacific Scarlet canna is a recent All America Selections award winner. It is the first F1 hybrid Canna from seed, with proven performance in both containers and gardens.
Basal-branching begins close to the soil, and colorful blooms are produced on flower spikes held above the large-leafed, robust plants. Best yet, large showy 4" bright scarlet flowers bloom all summer long, lending a tropical flair to containers and garden beds.
It's a tropical, so it remains evergreen in frost-free areas and will return each spring in zones 8-11, but if you live north of its hardiness zone, just put it in containers and bring it into the garage or greenhouse for the winter.
The large, handsome, deep green leaves are paddle-shaped and held almost straight up, creating a lovely look in any setting. And the flowers, which begin as soon as the temperatures top about 77 degrees F and continue well into autumn in many climates, attract bees and compliments to the garden.
 5 seeds $4.95
TRM782 Tropical Salmon
This dwarf cultivar is known for its large, orange, peachy-pink flowers, medium green foliage and compact mature size.
Its bold leaves offer a course texture to the garden, and its colorful almost lily-like blossoms attract insect pollinators and hummingbirds.
Use Tropical Salmon in containers, mixed borders or waterside plantings. Though tolerant of wet soils, it will not tolerate deep standing water. Members of the Tropical Series grow true from seed and will flower in the first growing season.
 5 seeds $4.95
TRM783 Tropical Bronze Scarlet
The latest in the popular Tropical series of dwarf Cannas is this stunning bronzy-burgundy leaved variety! Sporting brilliant scarlet blooms in addition to its colorful foliage, it's a stunning addition to containers, the border, edging, and any sunny spot!
Tropical Bronze Scarlet has the same big, fiery-scarlet 3- to 4-inch blooms found on Giant Cannas, but on a lush 2 1/2-foot plant compact enough to grow in a container! And it blooms in just 90 days from seed, quick, economical, and so beautiful.
Use Tropical Bronze Scarlet in containers, mixed borders or waterside plantings. Though tolerant of wet soils, it will not tolerate deep standing water. Members of the Tropical Series grow true from seed and will flower in the first growing season.
 5 seeds $4.95
TRM784 Tropical Yellow
Radiant Yellow Blooms Dusted with Pink. Tropical foliage and huge 3 to 4-inch flowers.
At last, oversized blooms on undersized plants! Tropical Yellow has the same big, abundant blooms found on Giant Cannas, but on a lush 2 1/2-foot plant compact enough to grow in a container! And it blooms in just 90 days from seed.
Use Tropical Yellow in containers, mixed borders or waterside plantings. Though tolerant of wet soils, it will not tolerate deep standing water. Members of the Tropical Series grow true from seed and will flower in the first growing season.
 5 seeds $4.95
TRM791 Tropical White
The bright white blooms, occasionally freckled with red, blooms begin in midsummer and continue until frost, for year after year of enjoyment.
Use Tropical Yellow in containers, mixed borders or waterside plantings. Though tolerant of wet soils, it will not tolerate deep standing water. Members of the Tropical Series grow true from seed and will flower in the first growing season.
 5 seeds $4.95
TRM785 Large Flowered Hybrids
Mix of reds, rose, pinks, strong stems, for landscaping, blooms in 12 weeks.
This Canna Lily can grow up to 48 inches tall and gives a wonderful display with its colorful foliage and blooms of intense color.
 10 seeds $4.95
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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