Canna Lilies

Best Way to Prune a Canna Lily

lgedrose63 added on May 20, 2015 | Answered

What's the best way to prune a canna lily, dead leaves and stalks and such? I have a beautiful Carol clearly in a large pot. It got very windy and broke up a lot of the leaves. What is the best way to prune it back so it continues to bloom?

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Answered on May 20, 2015

The damage to the leaves should not prevent the canna lily from blooming this season so you can prune dead or damaged leaves at the base of the plant. The best way to assure continued bloom this season is to move your canna lily pot to a more sheltered location so it is not damaged in future winds. When your canna lilies are done flowering you will want to cut the stems of the spent flowers 3-4 above the soil. New healthy stems should grow from the base of the plant.

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