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Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix

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

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Details:

Height: 16" tall
Bulb Spacing: 1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid summer until frost
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
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
Estimated 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 Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Hardy in zones 7-10.
Ships to Canada No
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Description
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.

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Reviews

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American MeadowsCanna Lily Light My Fire Mix
 
2.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Low maintenance (3)

Cons

  • Colors not as expected (3)

Best Uses

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    2.0

    Followed all directions but no blooms

    By Bergie Bear

    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 opsnoflake007

    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 Mikhail Avid gardner retired!

      from 95833

      Verified Reviewer

      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 Canna Lover

        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...

           
          5.0

          Bright Blooms!

          By Gardener Jenny

          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 Crazy about Butterflies

            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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                  Shipping

                  Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                  Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

                  Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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