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How to Plant Canna Bulbs

My name is Hans Langeveld from Longfield Gardens and I'm going to show you here how to plant

cannas. The nice thing about cannas is they provide backdrop color because they're nice

and tall plants. we're going to plant these right here in this corner, and as they grow

tall and flower all summer they'll produce nice foliage as well as flowers. The nice

thing about these cannas is they'll create a nice tall upright plant which is going to

very nice for this walkway to the patio. Now these cannas, they grow eyes, and the eyes

produce the sprouts where you get the flowers from. With these cannas you want to be looking

for nice sturdy rhizomes that have as many eyes as possible, in this case I count one,

two, three, four eyes. So they will produce four sprouts on this plant. This is nice and

heavy one so it'll give you a nice start and a nice plant. The next step in planting is

determining how to plant it and actually a lot of people ask me how you plant a canna.

When you plant cannas, you want to make sure that you first locate the eyes on the canna

bulb, on the canna rhizome, in this case it's relatively easy because the eyes are all facing

pretty much the same direction. I'm going to plant it like this, upright. In case you

cannot locate the eyes very easily then the next best thing is to plant it flat, sideways

and the eyes will actually then find their way to the surface. So, when we're going to

plant these cannas make sure the holes about three to four inches deep. I'm going to plant

this canna about two inches under the soil line, so they're about two inches deep, and

then cover it up again. Ans remember that cannas is a sun lover, so you'll want to make

sure they get enough sunlight, enough hours of sun during the day to grow and produce

the flowers. And you'll want to plant these cannas about eight to twelve inches apart,

so they have some room to develop. The question is when do you plant cannas, the best is to

wait until the frost in the Spring is gone, and plant it a week or so after that because

in the end cannas are somewhat tropical pants and they like the warmer soils. My name is

Hans Langeveld form Longfield Gardens, and I just showed you how to plant and grow canna.