Propagation Methods: By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Seed Collecting: Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
On Mar 24, 2013, TexasDollie from Windcrest, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
The hubs and I planted these at our first place in 1994...and as the military moved us all over the states, we dragged them with us. The only place they didn't go was Montana--I had a friend here in TX plant-sit them for me for that tour. This April makes 19 years with the same cannas (or their descendants). They do indeed prefer the sun, don't get many blooms in part shade.
On Mar 23, 2006, sudio from Elizabethton, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
My sister who recently passed away had planted this bulb indoors in a large pot (in Tennessee), but we didn't know what it was when it began blooming. Now it's March, and it has 3 large fire engine red blooms, 8 inches across and thriving nicely. It gets window sun about half the day and I water it once a week. I'm a beginning gardener and find this beauty to be very easy to grow indoors.
On Oct 8, 2005, diggingit from Chapel Hill, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
"President" is one tough variety. It performed beautifully all summer, even with our 7" rainfall deficit and only sporadic surface watering with a hose. I've never fertilized them. It's October and they're all still blooming. A marvelous plant.
On Jan 16, 2005, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
This canna is sooo easy to grow. It thrives in a soggy bed of mine that would rot anything else. It's in bloom for me until frost. Almost maintenance free but is bothered by leaf-cutters.
An all-around beautiful plant- foliage and bloom equally handsome.
They are just beautiful plants with gorgeous bright red flowers that never seems to stop blooming. I have several in my garden that bloom constantly, planted around the outside of my pond. After each bloom is finished, there are pods left where the flower drops off.
I have tried to plant those pods (fresh and dried ones), but they never seem to sprout. In the wild, they just drop off after they are dried on the plant and drop to the ground, and seem to reseed themselves. I would like to start a lot of them with the pods if I could.
On Jul 20, 2003, suncatcheracres from Old Town, FL wrote:
I find this to be one of the most satisfying cannas to grow, with large, lush medium green foliage and large intense red flowers. Will bloom constantly in full sun to bright shade. Requires constant moisture and lots of fertilizer.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Arley, Alabama Memphis, Alabama Tuskegee, Alabama Mesa, Arizona Oro Valley, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona (3 reports) Clayton, California Concord, California Visalia, California Clifton, Colorado Bayport, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Old Town, Florida Pembroke Pines, Florida Pensacola, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Tallahassee, Florida Trenton, Florida Between, Georgia Braselton, Georgia Carrollton, Georgia Ellijay, Georgia Hawkinsville, Georgia Cicero, Indiana Marshalltown, Iowa Barbourville, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Hanson, Kentucky De Ridder, Louisiana Forest Hills, Michigan Waynesboro, Mississippi Deposit, New York Chapel Hill, North Carolina Clemmons, North Carolina Kent, Ohio Riverside, Ohio Claremore, Oklahoma Hulbert, Oklahoma Eugene, Oregon Salem, Oregon Coal Center, Pennsylvania Arial, South Carolina Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Banner Hill, Tennessee Cleveland, Tennessee Elizabethton, Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee Lenoir City, Tennessee Morrison, Tennessee Blue Mound, Texas Cedar Park, Texas Dallas, Texas Fort Worth, Texas San Antonio, Texas Von Ormy, Texas Windcrest, Texas Layton, Utah Allyn, Washington Kalama, Washington