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Q.When Digging Up Canna Bulbs Do You Break Them Apart?

Zone Lansing, IL 60438 | Anonymous added on November 2, 2020 | Answered

This is the first year I have planted a Canna bulb. Before I dug it up it looked like it had spread and there were many. When I dug it up there was one by itself with 2 plants coming up. I did break it apart not knowing any better. The original plant is very large and many bulbs together. Do I split them apart or leave them together as one?
Thank you for any information.

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Answered on November 3, 2020

Yes, you can break them apart. Make sure there is at least one eye and some roots with each division.

Here are instructions for digging up cannas in the fall:


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