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I have a small garden in my backyard. I have canna lilies and half of them are growing to the fullest height and some aren't growing that tall, but are prematurely blooming. What could be causing this growth problem?
They need at least a foot or two between them
Did you plant these at the same time? Are you sure they are the same type as different species of canna lilies grow to different heights.
Were these in pots before you planted them in your yard? If so, it appears that you should have separated the bulbs and planted them in individual sites as they need room to grow. Another thing about lilies is they need water and sun.
Funny you should ask....the shorter ones were actually in a shallow pot. But yes, they are the same... Thank you for your advice!
I planted my cannas a month ago and I followed the directions on the tag. They look brown and are not growing at all. I have them on a dip system so they are not being over or under watered. I just don't know what is going on with them.We purchased them from a nursery. The dirt was dry to the touch, but no flowering just the green leaves. I bought 10 of the tropical cannas and all of them look brown. I need help, too much money was spent on these plants.
You might have canna rust, a fungus. Remove all affected leaves and apply a fungicide. Make sure your plant is getting enough sun and air circulation
So if I cut all the leaves off and the stalk is the only part of the canna is left will it grow back? They are in the sun up to six to seven hours .
It will grow back. You have to cut off the bad parts or it spreads.
I love these plants and when I had them, the brown was always from lack of water. I am assuming you have them outside like I did.
Because to me they are pretty low maintenance, I would sometimes forget to water when it didn't rain and they would brown out. I would have to do the deep watering they talk about here. So it could be as simple as your dip system isn't giving them enough water.
This site talks about salts, which I have no idea what they mean (maybe someone else here knows). Water and good sun always made for a lovely display (when we had a typical Pittsburgh rainy season or I remembered to water of course).
First thing to check would be to check that your drip system is actually providing enough water as this is crucial, especially since they are in full sun (very hot?) most of the day.
I don't know why, but my cannas won't unravel it seems as if they continue growing, but are sown together with these little black dot looking things. They are aligned in the center of the plant. It looks like it's eating the plant as well. Please help me.
I have always heard them called Leaf-rollers. If you break the webbing and carefully unravel the leaves, you will find the worms. Put some kind of bug poison on it to kill the worms or you will have no blooms. I fight them every year.
I know I am supposed to cut back my cannas and my banana plants. Is it too late? Also when is a good time to transplant the cannas?
Hardiness Zone: 8a
By nancy nunez from Longview
I dig my canna bulbs each year and put them upstairs for the winter! I've not lost any yet. The only one I've transplanted was a rescued discounted orange canna. It did ok but didn't bloom last year. I did get several bulbs off it though, so this year I will have more plants. After planted mine usually grow to between 4 and 7 feet tall.
I have Canna lilies in pots and since transplanting them the leaves have gone limp and fallen over. Will they come back? What can I do to help them?
Hardiness Zone: 3b
By Kal from Alberta
There are some on our property that grew up on their own---possibly from squirrels digging up my MIL's and putting them in my yard. The ones that are near damp areas do the best.
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