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1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
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Professionally-designed flower bulb collections that will combine beautifully.
Spring-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Gladiolus & Dahlias) will bloom in summer.
Fall-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Tulips & Daffodils) will bloom in spring.
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Canna Lily 'Pretoria’ has stunning variegated yellow and green striped leaves and large orange bi-colored flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. They thrive in hot summer weather, can be grown in large containers or make a wonderful garden screen.
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.
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 April 23-June 30, warmest zones first.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.
Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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2017 Canna Failure
By Dirty Gardener
from Niantic, CT
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens Pretoria Canna Lily Bulbs:
When I received these I was worried, the rhizomes were lightweight and desiccated. Nonetheless, I potted up all six of these and started them in my greenhouse. Only one came up, and it failed to bloom. I expected better. I have grown a lot of cannas and 29 of 30 of my own saved rhizomes grew well under exactly the same conditions.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Pretoria, 2nd row from left; one rhizome of six grew.
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First flop ever
from Klamath Falls Oregon
About Me Master Gardener
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This was my first failure from High Country Gardens. They didn't sprout and I'd planted them correctly in very large whiskey barrels in a So. exposure location. I've grown cannas for years but not the 'Pretoria' variety; I didn't contact the company only because my life was complicated this summer with other events that prevents me from dealing with details, drama, etc. I worries when they arrived as they didn't appear robust, plump or particularly healthy. As a Master Gardener I always believe I can pull anything out of it's slump... Not this time.
from Mahopac, NY
Bought a package of three, planted them identically, when, where and how instructed; only one grew, sprouted way too late, and never bloomed
Good for containers
from Oak View, CA
About Me Getting Started
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
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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.
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