CANNA LILY LEMON GEM
‘Lemon Gem is a tall growing variety with sunshine yellow flowers that look stunning in combination with the green foliage.
Cannas are the perfect addition to your garden. They are remarkably easy to grow and look great planted en-mass. Ideal for gardens landscapes and water gardens. In a cool climate they will flower summer to autumn and in warm climates spring to autumn. Fantastic drought tolerant plants. Evergreen in warm climates. Water and feed over the summer months and remove any spent flowers. They require a full sun position.
Supplied as a bare rooted plant.
Orders containing this item will be dispatched from early July 2015.
- Suitable for areas with full sun
- Suitable for areas with part shade
- Grows 80cm wide
- Grows to 1.8m high
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Common Name: CANNA LILY
Botanical Name: Canna x hybrida Family Name: Cannaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous Rhizomes
Size: 90-150cm H x 80cm W
Positioning: Full Sun
Flowering: Summer to Autumn (Cool Climates) Spring to Autumn (Warm Climates)
Planting Width: 50–70cm Depth: 5cm, Roots facing down and growth tip facing upwards
General Information: Vigorous plant forming dense clumps of green and bronze leaves. Grows anywhere from Tasmania to Tropics. Very effective and showy in groups.
Soil: Copes well with all soil types, also tolerates damp (even wet) conditions.
Watering: Needs a good soak occasionally during the heat of summer.
Fertilising: Top dress with fertiliser during spring.
Pruning: Dies back in winter; the stems can be cut down to ground level and/or dividing for replanting. Remove spent flowers regularly. Canna Lilies can be left undisturbed for many years. If dividing, cut into sections with at least one good shoot each. Likes water, humidity, Full Sun and feeding over summer. Removal of spent flowers. Dislikes extreme cold over winter.
Tips: Slugs, snails and caterpillars can be a common problem.
✔ Ideal for screening, backdrops, borders or as a hedge, even specimens. Edges of ponds and pools or poorly drained
Tips: Mulch heavily in very cold climates to protect rhizomes.