This bronze-leaf Canna lily is known as Red King Humbert due to its shock of scarlet flowers that appear in mid- to late summer. These are tropical plants, so the rhizome needs to be lifted in the fall and stored over winter in a frost-free environment. But they really look tropical, too, with lush, dark foliage and a flower spike that can reach 175cm (70") tall. They can be grown in full sun to partial shade and they make a tremendous accent for mixed borders. Canna lilies are deer resistant.
One rhizome per package.
Bulbs are easy to plant and easy to grow. Flower Bulbs are broken down into two very general groups – Fall planting bulbs benefit from sitting in cold soil. Spring planting bulbs do not require cold soil to trigger flowering. Fall planting bulbs can be planted any time between late September and January, but most gardeners plant fall bulbs in October and November, about the same time you would plant garlic. Fall planting bulbs will bloom the following spring and early summer. Spring planting bulbs should be sunk into the ground in March and April. They tend to bloom later in the spring, into mid-summer. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Bulbs Guide and grow some colour.