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Complimentary plantings with Canna

Posted by rick.d 9b (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 24, 09 at 14:58

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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RE: Complimentary plantings with Canna

  • Posted by mcbdz 8 Louisiana (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 27, 09 at 14:30

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.

these have also shot up to over 6 ft
veiw of center of side bed
The medium peach has now shot up to 5ft.
Tropicanna finally blooming
Stiped Beauty

RE: Complimentary plantings with Canna


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


RE: Complimentary plantings with Canna

  • Posted by mcbdz 8 Louisiana (My Page) on
    Tue, Sep 29, 09 at 13:05

Louisiana Swamp Lily, White Spider lily.
bloomingwhite spider lily/Swamp Lily

RE: Complimentary plantings with Canna

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.

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