Should Cannas bloom the fisrt season

joefalco(z8 MB SC)September 5, 2005

I read the FAQ and cannot find the answer. I Planted some canna bulbs this Spring for the first time and they have all come up, but they have been on the small side and only one bloomed briefly.

Could the bulbs have been to small? I purchased them at Home Depot. Should they come back beter next year?

The Faq says lots of water which I didn't know and didn't do.

Since they like lots of water are the a good companion for Banana plants? Does anyone have any PICS of the two planted together?


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Nancy zone 6

They really should bloom the first season. Cannas started from seed will often bloom the first season, so rhizomes should definitely bloom. I bought some from Lowes & Home Depot this year, mine have all bloomed, but not as much as I would have liked. They really like hot weather & lots of water, & we had a rather cool spring here this year, so they were slower to take off. I believe lots of people plant them with bananas

    Bookmark   September 6, 2005 at 11:39AM
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eclpsprinc(Z9 CA)

My Canna had lots of sun, water & organic matter. They bloomed continuously from May till now. Some of them, I had to move from direct afternoon sun, but they still had a lot of heat (black plastic pots). The one I had planted in a concrete pot, bloomed, but not quite as profusely. I had nine different varieties purchased from neoma's garden (e-bay) this year.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2005 at 8:29AM
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abutilon(z6 sw PA)

Grown with good care, good light, and heat ..cannas should have no problem to bloom midsummer thru fall.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2006 at 1:53PM
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