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    Happy Isabel

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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: Aug - Sep
    🌱 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 Isabel

    About Happy Isabel

    Canna Happy Isabel is a stunning tropical plant that will add a burst of color to any garden or indoor space. This hardy plant can grow up to 4 feet tall and produces large, bright pink flowers.

    • Perfect for adding a tropical touch to any garden or indoor space
    • Grows up to 4 feet tall with large, bright orange flowers
    • Easy to plant and care for
    • Happy Isabel produces huge blooms
    • Compact growing habit

    How to care for Happy Isabel

    • Choose a location with well-drained soil and full sun or partial shade
    • Dig a hole that is twice as wide and just as deep as the plant's root ball
    • Place the plant in the hole and backfill it with soil
    • Water the plant well and keep the soil consistently moist
    • Fertilize once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. 
    • Always deadhead spent flowers to encourage new blooms.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The best time to plant Canna Happy Isabel bulbs is in the spring, once the threat of frost has passed and the soil temperature has warmed to at least 60°F (15°C). Planting in the spring allows the rhizomes ample time to establish themselves and produce blooms during the summer months.

    In regions with mild winters (USDA hardiness zones 7-10), you can plant Canna Happy Isabel bulbs in the fall for a head start on growth the following spring. Remember to provide adequate protection from freezing temperatures, as these tropical plants are sensitive to cold.

    Canna Happy Isabel plants can grow to an impressive height of 4-6 feet, making them a striking addition to any garden. Their large, paddle-shaped leaves and vibrant flowers, which range in color from yellow to orange with red speckling, create a dramatic, tropical effect.

    To maintain a more compact growth habit, you can pinch back the plants during their early stages, encouraging bushier growth and more branching. Because they grow so tall it is necessary to stake Cannas. Use bamboo sticks or a trellis to stake them.

    Canna Happy Isabel plants are considered moderately deer resistant. While no plant is entirely immune to deer grazing, canna plants are less attractive to deer compared to other garden favorites.

    The thick, textured leaves and strong fragrance of the canna flowers may deter deer from browsing. However, if deer pressure is high in your area, it's advisable to take additional measures to protect your Canna Happy Isabel plants, such as installing deer fencing or using deer repellents.

    In regions where winter temperatures dip below freezing (USDA hardiness zone 6 and below), it's essential to overwinter Canna Happy Isabel bulbs to protect them from cold damage. After the first frost, cut the foliage back to about 4 inches above the ground, then carefully dig up the bulbs, being mindful of the delicate roots. Shake off excess soil and allow the bulbs to dry for a few days in a well-ventilated area.

    Store the bulbs in a cool, dark place, such as a garage or basement, with temperatures between 40-50°F (4-10°C). To prevent the bulbs from drying out, you can pack them in slightly moist peat moss or sawdust in a breathable container like a cardboard box or mesh bag. Check the bulbs periodically throughout the winter for signs of rot or desiccation, and remove any affected bulbs to prevent the spread of disease.

    In warmer regions (USDA hardiness zone 7 and up) you can leave cannas outside. Add an extra layer of mulch in the wintertime.

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