‘The President’ Canna Lily (Canna indica) is a classic with red-orange blooms and large, lush foliage. Long-lasting blooms from mid-summer through frost attract hummingbirds, which adore the nectar-rich flowers. Plant in masses at the back of borders, or in containers to enhance outdoor living spaces.
(48-60" tall x 12-24” wide) The hot red blooms of ‘The President’ canna have graced the White House gardens for years. Bold foliage adds a touch of the tropics to any garden and provides structure to perennial beds or container plantings. Deadhead plants throughout the summer to keep cannas blooming their strongest. Easy to grow and widely adaptable, they prefer rich, well-drained soil, plenty of water, and sunny locations. Cannas are hardy in zones 7-10. In cooler regions, they can be grown as annuals, or brought indoors over winter before the first frost. Resistant to deer browsing.
The President Canna Lily
Canna indica The President
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Mid to late summer
1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Plant 2-3" deep.
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Attract Butterflies, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Hardy in zones 8-10 but grown as an annul in zones 1-7
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
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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