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With its large, vibrant red blooms on medium-sized plants, this canna is perfect for containers and small-space gardens where you want a splash of the tropics.

Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 28-32" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Size Bag of 3 - Root Size: 1/3 eyes
SKU 1CANN3

Plant Information

Growing Cannas, large and small. Canna lilies are wonderful in the garden. Growing fast, the full size selections quickly form a handsome large-leaved screen or an island of tropical-looking foliage from about 3 to 4 feet tall.. And then the show begins, and goes on for weeks and weeks. Huge, iris-like flowers begin to open, and before you know it, your canna lily plants have become the undisputed center of attention in your entire yard. They're really this spectacular, and a snap to grow. They're really wetland plants, and can grow in moist ground. Constant wetness isn't necessary, but water them often. Cannas are used as municipal plantings in many places like Miami. They are so good at taking care of themselves, they add great stripes of color in median strips, parks, and other places. So pick out a sunny spot in your garden or yard, and add cannas for the big show this summer.

Our good friend, Jack Scheper, the plant expert who runs Floridata.com, tells us that cannas are native to Central and South America, and many of the current hybrids also have a North American species as a parent. Jack grows cannas, and is a big enthusiast. As he says, the foliage "looks like a small banana tree without the trunk."

The Pfitzer Dwarfs Many gardeners prefer the smaller cannas of the "Pfitzer" group. With smaller, but brilliant, bi-colored flowers, these cannas grow to only about 16". They're great for the front of borders or patio pots, making a thick clump of handsome foliage with a bouquet that goes on all season.

SKU 1CANN3
Common Name Large Flowering Canna Lily
Botanical Name Canna Lily
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 28-32" tall
Bulb Size 1/3 eyes
Bulb Spacing 1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Bulbs/Rhizomes should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow, Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 7-10.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsCanna Lily The President
 
3.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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78%

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1.0

Not Very Satisfied

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from Long Island New York

Pros

  • Im Glad You Asked

Cons

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      Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily The President:

      I am glad you asked. I have not had good luck with your product I believe I planted a dozen Canna Lily's and only 50% of the bulbs grew and produced flowers.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      Canna lily

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      from DFW, texas

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      Pros

      • Lots Of Leaf Growth

      Cons

      • All Did Not Come Up
      • Some Did Not Come Up
      • Some Of Plants Did Not Co

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      • American Meadows Quickly

      Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily The President:

      Used in patio area. Lush leaves -- very tropical look. Yet to have blooms but sure I will.

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      5.0

      Healthy bulbs.

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      from Oklahoma

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            Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily The President:

            I received good healthy bulbs, and it didn't take long to get them.

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            • No
             
            1.0

            Totally Disappointed!

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            from Colebrook, New Hampshire

            Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily The President:

            I planted 3 bulbs in each of two large pots. Only one bulb grew and the plant is only 12 inches tall.

             
            4.0

            Cannas Can

            By 

            from Columbia, MD

            Pros

            • Almost Perfect

            Cons

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                Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily The President:

                I bought a variety of cannas from American Meadows. I had read in more than one place that it is not unusual for there to be no blooms the first year, so I was prepared for only stalks and leaves. Instead, almost all of my Cannas bloomed and the majority of them had big beautiful flowers. I only had a few cannas that did not sprout, but quite a few sprouted more than once, so the areas I planted them are quite full. I am very pleased with the quality of the cannas I bought and look forward to adding more to my garden.

                 
                2.0

                Canna Lillies

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                from Boston Massachusetts

                Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily The President:

                The plants are among my favorite, they are really beautiful.
                However most of the bulbs did not come forth at all.

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely wonderful bloomer

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                from Waikiki, Hawaii

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Patio

                  Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily The President:

                  I am looking at it right now, a year later, and it has been in continuous red, red bloom on my lanai (Waikiki). There are about 15 stalks. I notice some of the new ones are not able to unfurl their first leaf, Seem to be locked in a brown casing. Perhaps it is tired. So much joy that I ordered new ones this spring to plant.

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                  5.0

                  Gorgeous and easy to grow

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                  from Mississippi Gulf Coast

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy
                  • Versatile

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                    • Garden
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily The President:

                    These cannas make excellent border plants for your garden and are quite striking planted in stands on there own. I planted mine along the side of my pump house and they definitely beautify it. They are reliable, healthy, and very easy to grow. Last spring I planted 2, watered and mulched, then enjoyed beautiful blooms all summer. This spring they have doubled and I ordered more to plant with them, so I would obviously buy them again, plus I would definitely recommend them to anyone else! This is one of the most hardy and easy to grow flowers in my yard.

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                    4.0

                    These red Canna's are very showy/vibrant

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                    from Rathdrum, ID

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Healthy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Patio

                      Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily The President:

                      I plant Canna's is a whisky barrel on my deck and they always receive lots of positive comments

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                      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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