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    Happy Emily

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    🚚 Shipping Starts: Sold out for season 2024
    📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Big Tuber

    ☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 18-20"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jun - Aug
    🌱 Bulb Size: 2/3 eyes
    Planting Distance: 10-12"
    Planting Depth: 2"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 7-10
    🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
    💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 2-4
    Happy Emily

    About Happy Emily

    The Canna Happy Emily is a beautiful and easy-to-grow tropical plant that is perfect for adding a touch of color and excitement to your garden. With its vibrant yellow flowers and lush green foliage, this plant is sure to make a statement in any outdoor space.

    • Vibrant yellow flowers
    • Lush green foliage
    • Easy to grow and care for
    • Perfect for adding color to any outdoor space
    • Very suitable for the patio, garden, and borders
    • Produces large flowers

    How to care for Happy Emily

    • Choose a sunny location with well-draining soil. 
    • Prepare the planting area by digging a hole approximately 4-6 inches deep, and place the rhizome horizontally with the eyes (growing points) facing upwards. 
    • Cover it with soil, and water it thoroughly. 
    • Maintain consistent moisture, but avoid over-watering to prevent rotting. 
    • Fertilize monthly during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. 
    • After the first frost, cut back foliage and mulch the area to protect the rhizomes from extreme winter temperatures.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The ideal time to plant Canna Happy Emily bulbs is in late spring after the risk of frost has passed. This allows the rhizomes enough time to establish a strong root system before blooming in mid to late summer.

    In colder climates, consider starting the bulbs indoors in pots about 6-8 weeks before the last frost date, and transplant them outdoors after the risk of frost is over. In warmer climates (USDA hardiness zones 8 and up), where temperatures don't dip below freezing, Canna Happy Emily bulbs can be planted directly in the ground during spring.

    Canna Happy Emily bulbs typically take 10-12 weeks to bloom after planting, depending on the growing conditions and climate. Proper care, including consistent watering, adequate sunlight, and regular fertilization, can help ensure a vibrant display of blooms from midsummer to fall.

    Deadheading spent flowers can also encourage the plant to produce more blooms throughout the growing season. In colder climates, where bulbs must be started indoors, expect the plants to bloom around 3-4 weeks after transplanting outdoors.

    Yes, Canna Happy Emily bulbs can be grown successfully in containers. Choose a large pot with drainage holes and fill it with a well-draining, fertile potting mix. Plant the rhizome 4-6 inches deep and ensure that the eyes face upwards.

    Provide ample sunlight (at least 6 hours per day) and water consistently, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy growth and abundant flowering. In colder climates, growing in containers makes it easier to overwinter the bulbs indoors by simply moving the pots to a cool, dark, and frost-free location.

    In colder climates where temperatures drop below freezing, Canna Happy Emily bulbs must be overwintered to protect them from frost damage. After the first frost, cut back the foliage to about 6 inches above the ground. Carefully dig up the rhizomes, and remove any excess soil. Allow them to dry for a day or two in a well-ventilated area.

    Store the rhizomes in a cool, dark, and frost-free location, such as a basement or garage, at a temperature between 40-50°F (4-10°C). Place the rhizomes in a box or bag filled with peat moss, vermiculite, or sawdust to prevent them from drying out completely. Check periodically for rot or mold and remove any affected rhizomes. Replant outdoors in the spring after the risk of frost has passed.

    In areas with a milder climate, such as USDA hardiness zones 7 and up, it is possible to leave the bulbs outside in the winter.

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