Canna lilies- question

blessedbe(7)July 12, 2011

I put 15 canna bulbs in the ground early this spring. About 5 of them have broken the surface. A couple have some pretty good leaf growth, though the tallest is still only about a foot high.

Is it likely that this first year they won't put up any flowers? It's getting late in the summer and the cannas around my area have been blooming for well over a month and a half now. The ones that haven't come up at all, is it possible they might emerge next year or can I pretty much assume that those bulbs were bunk?

thanks!

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wepeeler(5)

Colored canna lillies usually produce some blooms the first year, while white ones typically do not bloom the first year. But the following year, expect many :D

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 10:22AM
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ifraser25(z11 Brazil)

Cannas are very slow when started from dry rhizomes. Remember, in their natural tropical environment they never go dormant. I would not be surprised if they didn't bloom this year. If possible lift them before any risk of frost and keep them in growth over the winter period. That way they will have a good start next season. - Ian.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2011 at 9:30PM
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