Growing Canna in the shade in a container in Northern CA

paulsiu(5a)March 23, 2013

We have a need of tall plant. Unfortunately, the balcony patio has a roof and faces Northeast and is facing some evergreen tree, so the area gets only dapple shade. We like to get a tall plant on the edge of the balcony. A canna comes to mind. However, most canna are full sun.

I did find a canna stuttgart that may work in the shade, but various post indicate it was very difficult to grow Any suggestions?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Foreverlad(9b - Tampa Bay)

In my experience, Canna do fine in varying degrees of shade. They don't always flower as profusely, but I haven't personally seen them stunted or suffering in shade.

Mileage may vary, and others might say differently.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 12:05AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
When right time to cut down
I have about four or five Canna's growing in a 3' x...
Canna - Clay Soil _ Fertilizer
I have a clay soil. What type of fertilizer would help...
Three weeks, 6 of 16 germinated
I started mine this year on jan 1. I scarified and...
bragu_DSM 5
Leave turning yellow & brown
Hi all I'd like some help please. About 6 weeks ago,...
my Canna look horrible, please help
New homeowner here, and I a ton of Canna growing on...
Sponsored Products
Prune Purple 22 x 22 Pleated Pillow
$27.60 | Bellacor
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Garland Rugs Shazaam Purple Vogue 4 ft. x 6 ft.
$55.97 | Home Depot
Bongio | Stelth Toilet Brush Holder
$209.36 | YBath
City Livin' Throw Pillow Cover
$29.99 | Dot & Bo
Guidecraft Contemporary Kitchen Helper - G97334
$169.99 | Hayneedle
Legacy Palace Golden Ochre 9 Light Chandelier
Serena D'italia Lamps 25 in. Tiffany Baroque Bronze Table Lamp 16099
Home Depot
Monogram Double Old Fashioned Glasses - Set of 4
Home Decorators Collection
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™