Red and yellow canna lilies in bloom.

Canna Lilies

The canna lily is a gorgeous tropical plant that produces floral bursts of color when other flowering plants have faded. Growing these beautiful bulbs allows gardeners to enjoy an exotic burst of fall colors in late summer and early autumn, even after the days grow shorter. Us our guides down below to learn how to grow and care for your own canna lilies. Happy gardening!

How to Identify and Treat Common Canna Lily Diseases

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No tropical garden is complete without the lush leaves and long-blooming flowers of the canna lily. Canna lilies are very popular ornamental plants – and for good reason. They are easy to grow and are prone to only a few diseases. Let’s dive into how to identify, manage, and prevent the most common diseases in cannas.

How to Identify and Control Common Canna Lily Pests

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Canna lilies can make your garden instantly feel like a tropical oasis. Their luscious leaves are certainly something to admire – but we aren’t the only ones who think so. There are some pesky garden pests you need to watch out for. With the right tools, tips, and regular monitoring, pest management will be a breeze.

How and When to Fertilize Canna Lilies

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Canna lilies are easy-to-grow tropical to subtropical plants that can turn your garden into a colorful paradise. They aren’t picky about fertilizer, but they are heavy feeders and need some extra TLC in order to support those luscious leaves and their iconic blooms. Learn the ins and outs of canna lily fertilizing now.

How to Grow and Care for Canna Lilies

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Even though canna lilies prefer warm, humid climates, they can also be grown as annuals in zones where seasonal temperatures plummet. If you’re prepared to lift or cover the rhizomes, you can enjoy their beauty throughout the summer each year. Or, if you live in a tropical or subtropical region, enjoy them year-round!

Recognizing, Managing, and Preventing Rust on Canna Plants

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Canna, often called canna lily, is a rhizomatous perennial with spikes of bright blossoms, and ample, tropical-style foliage. Under less than ideal conditions, it may fall victim to a condition called rust. Learn what this is, how to treat an infection, and what preventative measures you may take to avoid an outbreak.