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



April 28, 2013

Canna Tropicanna in late spring in Phoenix, Arizona

It's April 27th here at The Tropical Paradise and the Canna Tropicannas, which were completely flattened to the ground by the big freeze in January are coming back strong. So strong, in fact, that I am already trying to keep them under control. I am digging up the plants on the edges and potting them up.

These plants, and the ones in the background, which appear to be a different color, all started from the same six Canna Tropicanna bulbs that I got online at Easy to Grow Bulbs. As you can see, they multiply like crazy, and the ones in the deepest shade (in the foreground) look the best, especially in the early morning with the sunlight showing through the leaves.

The whole point of these plants is the tropical look of the leaves. Yes, they do flower, but only briefly. I let the flowers bloom, which only lasts a day or two, and then cut the stalks way down.
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