Canna Lily Pretoria
Large Flowering Canna Lily Pretoria
DetailsCanna Lily 'Pretoria’ has stunning variegated yellow and green striped leaves and large orange bi-colored flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. These large flowering Canna Lilies thrive in hot summer weather. Canna Lily 'Pretoria’ bulbs are perennial in zones 7-10. Plant as annuals in colder zones.
|Common Name||Large Flowering Canna Lily Pretoria|
|Botanical Name||Canna Indica Pretoria|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Ships As||Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Foliage||Variegated yellow and green leaves.|
|Mature Height||44-54" tall|
|Bulb Size||1/3 eye|
|Bulb Spacing||1 bulb/rhizome per sq. ft.|
|Planting Depth||Bulbs/Rhizomes should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.|
|Bloom Time||Mid summer until frost|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Average Soil, Moist/Wet Soil|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to grow, Good for Containers|
|Additional Information||Can be grown as an annual in zones 3-6. Cold hardy in zones 7-10.|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.
Growing Canna Lilies: Canna Lily bulbs should be planted as annuals in a sunny spot in the ground or in large containers. Water often, as Canna Lilies enjoy moist ground, though constant wetness isn’t necessary. Lift the bulbs before frost and store in a cool, dry place for re-planting the following spring.
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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Canna Lily Pretoria:
I planted bulbs last spring and had flowers first season. Plant is about 3 feet tall and foilage is beautiful. Planted in 24" container with morning sun/afternoon shade. Looks fantastic and handled our hot summers and cold winter very well. I bought a bag of 3 bulbs and all produced beautiful plants
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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