Canna Lilies

(Question)

Hello,
I currently have some canna lilies (I think that is what they are called – please see attached photo) in planters and would like to know if I can store them over the winter to enjoy them again for next summer. If I can, how would I do that?
Thank you, Lina.

 

(Answer)

Hi Lina – Yes – it is certainly possible to overwinter your canna lilies. These plants grow from a rhizome which is a thick, underground, horizontal stem that sends out shoots and roots from its nodes. In the fall, you can dig the rhizomes out of your planters, store them over the winter and replant them in the spring. We had a similar question earlier this month so I’ll direct you to that answer at the following link for instructions on lifting and storing your cannas.

http://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/askagardener/canna-lilies-i-think-they-are-called

 

http://gardenmaking.com/store-calla-canna-lilies