The flowers and leaves of canna lilies provide the garden with long-lasting color, and they are minimal care and simple to grow.
These perennials have enormous, frequently veined paddle-shaped leaves and sheathing leafstalks in green or bronze colors. They also appear in a wide range of colors. Cannas are among the most eye-catching summer bulbs you can plant. They are originally from the West Indies and South America.
Large, occasionally colorful leaves and tall flower stalks with bright blooms are produced by these lush tropical plants. Cannas can grow from a few feet to over ten feet tall, depending on the variety. In huge containers with petunias, sweet potato vines, and other low-growing annuals, dwarf versions look fantastic.
Larger types look striking and sophisticated when planted at the back of flower beds or grouped together to create colorful islands. Cannas can be grown in moist areas of the yard or around ponds because they tolerate moist soil.
Steps to Consider
While canna lilies are normally cultivated as annuals in colder climates, under the right circumstances, they can add color to the garden year after year. They like plenty of heat, so place them in full sun. They can even stand some light shade.
Although they also prefer moist environments, cannas can grow in practically any well-draining soil that is neutral or slightly acidic. They also enjoy bog-like conditions. Additionally, the soil needs to be rich in organic matter.
The most striking appearance will be achieved when growing cannas in group plantings or mixed borders in the garden.