This blog is about growing tropical-looking plants in the Phoenix, Arizona area

March 19, 2013

Multiplying Canna bulbs

Now that the cannas are coming back strong, I am having to keep them away from the areas that provide access. I discovered that just trimming them doesn't do any good, they grow right back, so I am digging the bulbs out from the edges.

It's wonderful to have them growing so well, but I feel kind'a bad about throwing the bulbs away, so I am stashing them in the big pot out in the front courtyard, which is already full to overflowing.

By the way, note how the plants on the left, that get more shade, are redder than the plants on the right, which get more sun. This whole "grove" started from the same 6 bulbs planted three years ago.

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