Complimentary plantings with Canna

rick.dSeptember 24, 2009

I have some raised beds around my backyard where I planted some Canna this year. I love it and plan on planting a lot more.

I'm curious to find you what some of you are doing during the months when the Canna is dormant? Are you planting something else in it's place? I hate the idea of having a big empty spot where the canna 'used to be'.

My raised beds are about 24"-30" deep (from front to back). I was thinking of planting something evergreen in the front section and keeping the canna in back. Anyone have success with this? If so, what plants have you used?


Rick D.

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mcbdz(8 Louisiana)

I did the oppisit. My cannas are sprinkles through out my beds to add that tropical feel. I have hydrangea, azaleas, japanese maples, brugs, some grasses, dogwoods, crepe myrtals, ane also in a butterfly bed with bush, etc. Try to find pics for a few ideas.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2009 at 2:30PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)


What are the plants with the green strap leaves in photo #2 (lower right corner), and in the pots in the last photo?


    Bookmark   September 29, 2009 at 10:23AM
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mcbdz(8 Louisiana)

Louisiana Swamp Lily, White Spider lily.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2009 at 1:05PM
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Wow, Louisiana Swamp Lily is beautiful and interesting looking. How big does the plant get? Do they need lots of water and sun? I like to plant drought tolerant plants. We have water shortage in bay area.

You can also combine Canna with ginger plants. Their culture is similar.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2010 at 8:19PM
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