Cannas still going!

Last year I grew cannas for the first time, starting with just a couple of 'Tropicana' rhizomes that I got in a trade and adding a mid-summer bargain with Canna 'Paton'. This year due to the expanding nature of Cannas I had more Tropicana and Paton plants -- I think the number of 'Paton' in my yard tripled -- and I added Canna 'Wyoming', the "regular" green-leaved canna, and this Canna indica 'Madeira':


They've really surprised me, flowering for very long stretches of the summer and fall, and some of them are still going strong today!

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I've got at least five cannas still in bloom, possible more, so here's a look at the beauty that these care-free plants are providing me with on this chilly autumn day:









Most of these will be dug up (if in-ground) or removed from their pots and stored in the garage for the winter once the frost kills the foliage, but I think I'll experiment with just mulching over some of the in-ground ones, leaving them in place. If we have as mild a winter as we did last year they will do fine, and even with a typical winter the better-sited ones can survive that way I think.

I haven't made up my mind yet though, as I'd hate to lose some of these -- I'm not yet quite overrun with canna rhizomes.

I think I will be after next year though, which is a good thing, right?

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Gerhard Bock (Bamboo, Succulents and More)  – (October 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM)  

I agree, cannas are about the easiest and most care-free tropical bloomers imaginable. What's the first cultivar? I love the two-tone flowers.

Alan @ It's not work, It's gardening!  – (October 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM)  

Gerhard: it says just before the photo, Canna indica 'Madeira'. Good thing your job doesn't require a lot of reading. ;-)

Gerhard Bock (Bamboo, Succulents and More)  – (October 30, 2012 at 5:06 PM)  

Alan, I swear I didn't see that. In my defense it was only 9am in the morning, ha ha.

Barbie  – (November 1, 2012 at 5:23 AM)  

Love the colour and the foliage is bold and works will. I like it!

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