Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Water Canna

Water Canna is very easy to grow in all climates. The flowers and leaves come in a large variety of colors and patterns.  It will grow in a shallow pond or in the garden. Like most plants, it can take over the garden if it is not maintained. In most climates, canna will go dormant in winter and produce new shoots from the roots in the springtime. Like garden bulbs, it can be dug up in the fall, kept in storage, and then planted again in spring. In mild to hot climates, water canna can be left in-ground year round. If it is potted, I recommend using a five gallon container and dividing at least once per year. Water canna can grow in full sun to full shade. In extreme hot climates, partial sun is best to prevent burning. Water canna is not picky about soil media and fertilizer is not needed.

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