Canna lilies – everything you need to know about how to choose and grow cannas

Canna lilies – everything you need to know about how to choose and grow cannas

Add stunning, exotic cannas to your garden, wherever you live.

Gardening broadcaster and plant expert Stephen Ryan shares his super-useful garden tips on choosing and growing cannas. The canna is one of the most beautiful exotic plants, with gorgeous tropical flowers, but it will also grow well in cooler climate gardens!

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  1. mhp0810 on May 15, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Did you get a root while you were there?

  2. Diem Volz on May 15, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    I have a big bush of canna in my garden , but don’t know if it is an edible canna or not. They have 2 shades of green stripe foliage. They look like the canna at 0:46 at your video here. I wish I could use the leaves for wrapping food for steaming or boiling. Thanks

  3. KRIS Chavez on May 15, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    This is really one of the best videos about canna lily care that I have seen. Thank you!

  4. Wanda Colon on May 15, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    I live in Puerto Rico., in Caribe. Recently, I bought some of these beautiful plant. I hope then grow health. I enjoy your programs.

  5. xyzllii on May 15, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Useful info. Quite demanding plants.

  6. Northeast Hardy Tropicals on May 15, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Very helpful information and great looking specimens 👍🏼

  7. Kerry Jean on May 15, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    How do you feed water Cannas?

  8. Numinous on May 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Someone I know whacks the tops off about an inch from the ground before winter every year and they won’t go away.

  9. Lohkie2_ _3 on May 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Do canna change color because last year I had orange blooms but this year they are red🤔

  10. Bobbie Chinn on May 15, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    I love u both!! Thanks!

  11. Angie on May 15, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    I LOVE!! Tall Cana Lillies!! Red is my favorite,no orange,no yellow! I ❤️❤️❤️❤️em!!!!

  12. Revelation 22:2 on May 15, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you! My not so close neighbor just gave me some canna lilies. I’ve never grown them before. She showed pictures of them so I know they’re red and quite tall. I’m in Idaho zone 5a so I’ll need to bring them in, which is why she had them to easily share.

  13. Frank Watson on May 15, 2022 at 7:32 pm


  14. Sheila Bennett on May 15, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Enjoyed your easy going manner and informative tips. Look forward to future mini-lectures.

  15. Lady Ewo on May 15, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Great tip about storing the rhizomes with a little peat moss

  16. Jesse arcos on May 15, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    I saw a canna on line that was blue, is this a scam? I’ve never seen blue before. If that’s a true color, I’m in…

  17. Elinor Lundgren on May 15, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Alexandra, THANK YOU ever so much for your absolutely WONDERFUL videos and information om gardening and plants. This was one of my favorite! 🌸
    Just want to take the opportunity to thank you and to say, everything ‘gardening’ has become easier with the guidance from these videos and your book. Much appreciated!

  18. Stephen Hopkins on May 15, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    What 9eyjdrj5eirsvyo

  19. J Smith on May 15, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Fabulous video,thank you.There’s nothing ‘coarse’ about liking big flowers! I adore them too, what’s not to love… beautiful foliage AND big flowers.Just visited Great Dixter the other day, it’s always an inspiration.

  20. Scott Ulen on May 15, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    6:39 dicks!

  21. Hidden Gardens on May 15, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    I had no idea how big they get. My canna have reached over 11 foot. All my friends who have them,.theirs are 6 to 9 ft. I think the reason is we planted ours in 12 inches of 1 year old mushroom mulch.

  22. Alex G on May 15, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Great video so, so helpful. Thanks to both of you.

  23. fun green gardning Homemade 1 on May 15, 2022 at 7:47 pm


  24. Erick Gálvez on May 15, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    yo soy de centro América y aquí no hay muchos colores

  25. dulcie priyadharsini on May 15, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Thank you so much for the nice tips.

  26. Beverly Curry on May 15, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    I have worms in my leave some time kind of like a silkworm

  27. Frances Moskovits on May 15, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Great interview and so helpful. We have a few giant cannas and will feed eeeeeven more. We also leave ours in the ground over winter. Thanks for the information.

  28. Snow mass on May 15, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    I planted canna lily in a short but wide container and it grew so tall and started blooming couple of days back.Beautiful flowers and I get sweet surprise every morn with more and more flowers.Oh ,did I tell ,I am a canma (Canna lily Grandma ) now ? I see two cute baby plants .This plant just brings me so much joy.

  29. Chris Rafferty-Brown on May 15, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    would love to know more about heucheras

  30. Olivia Mai on May 15, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    thank you very much! Such an informative video, been looking for more detailed information on growing cannas 🙂 such glorious tropical plants.

  31. Suresh Prasad Sinha on May 15, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Canna konas seasons

  32. Isfer Fun on May 15, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    I just got a pot of canna from home depot here in Texas. Great 👍 vidoe about Canna. Is there anymore video about Canna? Thanks for making video about it.

  33. fun green gardning Homemade 1 on May 15, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Stay connected plese my chenal

  34. Sue Percy on May 15, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Rest speaker thank you

  35. Phyllis Ransom on May 15, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Are canna’s toxic?

  36. Destiny on May 15, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Very informative video!!! Can you please tell me, when you store them for the winter, do you cut the stems down or do you let it die back on their own before storing…

  37. Giggle Deez on May 15, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Hi luckily I stumbled onto your channel and its great thanks but i need help please. I have green and purple canna I recently planted at my new home from an extremely old stock I had at my old house. They took off as they do in south Alabama as its a tropical type environment super humid always and hot. I’m glad they took to their new home but something’s chewing up the leaves bad they look sick almost all chewed like that. I been thinking snails but I’m not sure. Have any thoughts? Anything I can do? Thanks in advance greetings from the States

  38. SANDRA LEIGH on May 15, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Please helpme with my leaves are turning brown and becoming dry. Too much or to little water pleae help my it is 6 foot tall.

  39. Gareth Jagger on May 15, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Hi. My canna was planted in a pot in spring and the foliage has grown wonderfully. However it has not flowered. It is in full sun, watered daily in hot weather and fed once a week. I live in South of UK. Any ideas where I have gone wrong? Thank you

  40. Poetique on May 15, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    I was gifted several canna lilies several years ago. I have found them to be very resilient. I don’t dig them up in winter and I have some in the shade that have done very well.

  41. jacob hardin on May 15, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    I really want to purchase the Canna AnnJee- I am in the US, is there a known source so I could try them here in the USA?

  42. Loi Ricker on May 15, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    I’m so glad I found your channel! I am just starting to trial in containers and beds up here in Alaska. I’m hoping to winter the tubers and possibly keep them from going dormant as a house plant.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  43. X Mt. Olympus. on May 15, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    2 easy👍👍

  44. Siva Nagarajah on May 15, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Would be useful to have a similar video on banana varieties

  45. Dave weststand on May 15, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve got some impressive pot grown Cannes that are great but here in Kent, England we have a really big infestation of slugs due to heavy rainy days that have made my life a misery because slugs love my Cannas. I’ve tried slug pellets but to no avail and I’m sure the slugs are living in my pots. Any ideas woukd be welcome.

  46. Shiromi Premarathna on May 15, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Vedio is very nice. Can I buy these seeds ? I’m from Sri Lanka

  47. Susan Bergman on May 15, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Very informative, thank you. Canna’s are my new passion. I garden in zone 6A in New Hampshire, USA

  48. Jelle Vh on May 15, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    You guys should check there a Professional grower from the Netherlands and sell directly to people. I know they ship to whole of europe, America and Australia i don’t know.

  49. Greg Compher on May 15, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    I was hoping to see how to separate the rhizomes from the stalk to winter them. Leave spider roots on or off? Ok to use shears to separate?

  50. Ydiel Lopez gomez on May 15, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Buenas noches a gustaria comprarle camotitos o semillas