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Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix

 
Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix, Canna Lily, Large Flowering Canna Lily

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These dwarf varieties of Canna Lily grow to about 16" and produce flowers in hot glowing colors. Ideal for containers or gardeners with limited garden space.

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 16" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Size Bag of 3 - Root Size: 1-3 eyes
SKU 5CANN3
These are the Pfitzer Dwarfs, growing to only about 16", while the standard Cannas often reach four feet. The dwarf 'Lucifer' group is known for hot glowing colors and long bloom. In full sun, these make a big show anywhere you want strong color.

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 5CANN3
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 Mixed
Mature Height 16" 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

Shipping is based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
Zone 6-11 - orders ship the week of May 9th, 2016
Zones 1-4 - orders ship the week of May 16th, 2016

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American MeadowsCanna Lily Light My Fire Mix
 
2.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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29%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (4)

Cons

  • Colors not as expected (4)

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4.0

Love these lillies.

By 

from Gulfport, Florida

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Large Bulb Size
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance

Cons

  • Colors Not As Expected

Best Uses

  • Border Control

Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix:

While the colors weren't as varied as advertised, the ones that I got were vivid, just not as varied.

 
2.0

Followed all directions but no blooms

By 

from Plainfield,Wi

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Large Bulb Size
  • Nothing

Cons

  • No Flowers

Best Uses

  • Had No Flowers

Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix:

The service was great but as I stated, I had no flowers from the plants.

 
2.0

Picture is Deceiving

By 

from Chelmsford, MA

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Low Maintenance
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

  • Colors Not As Expected
  • Tiny Flowers

Best Uses

    Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix:

    These did not bloom like in the picture. I had 1 dud bulb that never bloomed, another bulb that grew red leaves but then just stopped and never grew any flowers, and the one that thrived had very tiny orange specks that didn't even look like flowers. Very disappointing :(

     
    2.0

    colors not labeled there misleading!

    By 

    from 95833

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    Pros

    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

    • Colors Not As Expected

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix:

      I got tri-pods all orange.Small Flowers they bloomed well but very misleading not a variety pack as discribed!

       
      2.0

      No so impressed

      By 

      from Sacarmento, CA

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance

      Cons

      • Colors Not As Expected

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix:

        The picture in the ad is a little misleading. The yellow canna has nice, full blooms. Love them! But the tiny red/yellow cannas grow faster and take over the bunch. The blooms not impressive.

        I also purchased three different colored bulbs, but only two types were in the batch...

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bright Blooms!

        By 

        from White Plains, NY

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

        • Easy to grow
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Containers
          • Cut Flowers

          Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix:

          I grew these Canna Lilies in a large pot on my patio that gets a lot of sun. The contrasting blooms were so bright and beautiful - I will definitely be ordering more!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Only one has survived and no blooms

          By 

          from Monroe, NC

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

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                Comments about American Meadows Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix:

                Im not sure why these did poorly.

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