cutting back for second

daniellalellAugust 14, 2007

i just recieved some cannas from my mother in law, she purchased them on clearance at lowes. I was wondering how far down to cut the stalks in order to get that second bloom? do i cut it to the first leaf from the top where the stalk is emerging from the leaves? Help..I'm clueless.



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Boca_Joe(zone 7A)

Hi Daniella,

Some varieties send up 2 or 3 bloom stalks from one main stem. You can try cutting off the dead flower stalk, just below where the 1st bloom opened. Once that stalk is finished with the flowers/buds, it's done and you should cut that stalk down to the ground. New stalks should be coming up from the ground. These will give you new flowers.

Boca Joe

    Bookmark   August 16, 2007 at 3:52PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
canna ratty
Hello my canna were divided and split and cut back...
Canna ID (1)
Hello, I don't know the name of some of my cannas....
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...
Canna from seed - percent success rate?
Hi! About 1 1/2 weeks ago, I prepped and planted canna...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™