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General Information

  • Instruction By Steve Brigham
    Notes In California\'s Central Valley and surrounding foothills, cannas are easy to grow and make colorful landscape plants. Remember to give them plenty of water during the growing season (they will even grow in wet places), and plan on grooming them regularly for best results.
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Plant Care Instruction

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    March
    1. Buy

    Buy bare-root rhizomes in nurseries or by mail, or purchase plants in pots.
    2. Plant

    Plant rhizomes in rich, loose soil 2-4\" deep and 12-18\" apart.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed with a balanced fertilizer; water fertilizer in well so that none remains on any exposed rhizomes. Cannas love to be fed!
    4. Water

    Water regularly for best growth and bloom. Cannas love water!
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy bare-root rhizomes in nurseries or by mail, or purchase plants in pots.
    2. Plant

    Plant rhizomes in rich, loose soil 2-4\" deep and 12-18\" apart.
    3. Water

    Water regularly for best growth and bloom. Cannas love water!
    May
    1. Buy

    Buy bare-root rhizomes in nurseries or by mail, or purchase plants in pots.
    2. Plant

    Plant rhizomes in rich, loose soil 2-4\" deep and 12-18\" apart.
    3. Water

    Water regularly for best growth and bloom. Cannas love water!
    June
    1. Buy

    Buy bare-root rhizomes in nurseries or by mail, or purchase plants in pots.
    2. Plant

    Plant rhizomes in rich, loose soil 2-4\" deep and 12-18\" apart.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed with a balanced fertilizer; water fertilizer in well so that none remains on any exposed rhizomes. Cannas love to be fed!
    4. Water

    Water regularly for best growth and bloom. Cannas love water!
    July
    1. Water

    Water regularly for best growth and bloom. Cannas love water!
    September
    1. Fertilize

    Feed with a balanced fertilizer; water fertilizer in well so that none remains on any exposed rhizomes. Cannas love to be fed!
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    March

    Buy bare-root rhizomes in nurseries or by mail, or purchase plants in pots.

    April

    Buy bare-root rhizomes in nurseries or by mail, or purchase plants in pots.

    May

    Buy bare-root rhizomes in nurseries or by mail, or purchase plants in pots.

    June

    Buy bare-root rhizomes in nurseries or by mail, or purchase plants in pots.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    March

    Plant rhizomes in rich, loose soil 2-4\" deep and 12-18\" apart.

    April

    Plant rhizomes in rich, loose soil 2-4\" deep and 12-18\" apart.

    May

    Plant rhizomes in rich, loose soil 2-4\" deep and 12-18\" apart.

    June

    Plant rhizomes in rich, loose soil 2-4\" deep and 12-18\" apart.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    March

    Feed with a balanced fertilizer; water fertilizer in well so that none remains on any exposed rhizomes. Cannas love to be fed!

    June

    Feed with a balanced fertilizer; water fertilizer in well so that none remains on any exposed rhizomes. Cannas love to be fed!

    September

    Feed with a balanced fertilizer; water fertilizer in well so that none remains on any exposed rhizomes. Cannas love to be fed!

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    March

    Water regularly for best growth and bloom. Cannas love water!

    April

    Water regularly for best growth and bloom. Cannas love water!

    May

    Water regularly for best growth and bloom. Cannas love water!

    June

    Water regularly for best growth and bloom. Cannas love water!

    July

    Water regularly for best growth and bloom. Cannas love water!

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