added by Rose Hochstetler
(11 months ago)
How to Care for Cannas:
Cannas are easy. They require a bit more effort than evergreen bushes, but not much. The only real work is pulling them up in the fall and planting them in the spring. It takes a total of perhaps two hours a year for 20 to 25 cannas.
When the first frost hits, simply lift the cannas out of the ground by the stems and let them dry out in the sun for a day. Cut off the dried stems, store the rhizomes in a dry, cool space and they will be ready to go next spring.
Cannas are not especially susceptible to diseases or bugs, but they aren't immune either. Symptoms to watch out for include:
1.Holes in leaves. Pinch off the affected leaves and blast with a hose to keep critters at bay.
2.Yellowing foliage. Try adding fertilizer to the soil around the cannas. They might be underfed.
3.Shriveled or moldy rhizomes. When in storage, a few bulbs will inevitably go bad. Simply toss them in the trash or woodpile