Kanna: a flower that will adorn any garden
Kanna is a flower that, due to its unusual and long flowering, is suitable for urban flower beds and home garden gardens. Also, this plant is very unpretentious in the care, which makes it possible to plant it in quite different areas. Perennial cannes - flowers, photos of which are presented in this article, have one drawback: they do not tolerate winter in open ground. The plant is quite large, has powerful leaves, a large stalk (from 50 cm to 2 m) and beautiful flowers of different shades.Flowers can be monophonic, with specks and striped. The most commonly used hybrid of this plant, which is called "garden eland." They bloom gradually: first open the lower flowers, then the upper ones. The inflorescence is called loose brush. By the way the flowers do not smell.
How to grow
It is best to plant flowers in the open ground in early May, when the air temperature is already quite high. It is necessary to prepare the ground in advance: it is necessary to bring humus or manure to a depth of about 80 cm and cover about 30 cm with earth.When you land, dig a hole about 25 cm deep and fill it with water. Drain the plant, water it regularly before the formation of leaves.
How to care.
Canna - a flower that does not require much effort in the care. Just water it, remove the weeds and loosen the ground. Then he will grow well and develop. During the growing season, it is necessary to feed the flower with mineral fertilizer a couple of times. To maintain it in a presentable form, remove dried buds and leaves in time. A huge plus for gardening is the ability to replant it at any time. For the winter, it is best to transplant in a pot and pick it up in the house. It is recommended to water in the cold no more than once a week.
How to multiply
Another advantage is that canna is a flower that can be propagated in two ways. You can use seeds or rhizomes. If you have chosen to propagate a plant with seeds, then first you need to soften them. Pour boiling water over them or put them on the battery for 12 hours. To plant seeds, select February. Air temperature should be 22-23 ° C. A flower will rise no sooner than half a month.When leaves appear, at least two, you can plant cannes in pots. After that, the temperature must be reduced to 16 ° C. If you decide to propagate the plant with rhizomes, then you need to do it in March-April.
How to clean and store
As soon as it starts to get cold, you need to urgently repot the flower. When you dig a flower, cut all the stems and leaves at a height of about 20 cm. Put it in a box and put it in the house for two weeks. Then put all the rhizomes in the box and cover it with earth, sometimes water it. Store in any place where the temperature is not lower than 8 ° C.
What diseases and pests
Kanna is a flower suffering from bacterial diseases that are caused by a lot of moisture. If your plant is sick, the leaves, buds and stems turn black, it soon dies. The main pest is butterfly caterpillars, which insecticides will help to get rid of. Beautiful names and photos of flowers can be found not only on the Internet, but also in special books on gardening.