Canna

Fantastic foliage with a unique blaze of blooms

Thanks to their bright color palette and large leaves, canna lilies make a distinctive addition to your garden. Canna flowers feature large, paddle-shaped petals and large leaves with distinctive colored veins for a bright, visually appealing addition to your garden. The flowers come in shades of pink, orange, red and yellow, bringing their tropical roots to your garden.

At Jackson & Perkins, we sell multiple types of canna lily bulbs, including the Canna Wyoming, Canna Yarra and Canna Tenerife. If you’re looking for a showy flower to add some color to your home garden, you can’t go wrong with these tropical plants! Fun fact: Canna bulbs aren’t actually true bulbs, but rather grow from a flattened stalk extension called a rhizome. We recommend planting bulbs one to four feet apart to give the plants room to grow.

Canna flowers grow tall and narrow, making them an ideal row plant in outdoor gardens. They also grow well in large container gardens when the pot is sufficiently large enough. For best results, canna lily bulbs should be planted in late spring and early summer when the soil temperature is at least 60°F (15°C) or warmer. Full sun is best, though cannas will tolerate partial shade if necessary.


Canna lilies are slow to sprout and you may not see growth for up to three weeks. Once you see signs of growth, water them at least once a week by giving the surrounding soil a good soaking. Check your zone to see if you can leave canna lily bulbs in the ground through the winter or if you will need to dig them up after the first killing frost.

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