Canna Lily Rhizomes. Common name: Indian shot
Scientific name: Canna indica (Cannaceae)
Alternative common names: Garden canna; wild canna (English); tuinkanna; Indiese kanna (Afrikaans); udumbedumbe (isiZulu)
Cannas are commonly referred to as a bulb although they are not a true bulb. Cannas multiply beneath the soil from a fattened extension of the stalk called a rhizome.
Canna Lily is a perennial shrub with erect, leafy shoots which can grow from 90 cm – 2.4 m in height. Large green leaves sheathing the stem. Narrow flowers are red or orange, usually yellow below and the plant produces green, spiny fruits.
Planting Canna Lily Rhizomes
- The Canna rhizomes should be planted in a location where the soil drains well.
- For outdoor planting, dig holes that are 4 to 6 inches deep, and 2 feet apart.
- Place one rhizome into each hole.
- Plant the rhizome, horizontally with the eyes facing up.
- Fill the hole with additional soil until the bulb and roots are well covered. Gently pat down the dirt around the base and water well .
- It can take up to 3 weeks before seeing growth above ground.
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