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The President

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📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Big Tuber

Specifications
☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 36"
🌸 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
The President

About The President

Introduce your garden to the regal beauty of Canna The President! This stunning variety of Cannas features large, deep red blooms that will add a bold, tropical touch to your landscape.

  • Large, deep red blooms
  • Perfect for adding a bold, tropical touch to your garden
  • Easy to plant and care for
  • Perfect for the back of a border
  • Contrasting green leaves

How to care for The President

  • Choose a nice and sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil.
  • Simply dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball of your plant. 
  • Place the plant in the hole, backfill it with soil, and water well. 
  • Be sure to fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season for optimal growth and blooming.
  • Deadhead spent blooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Planting The President canna bulbs is simple and can be done in either spring or early summer. First, select a location with well-draining soil that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Prepare the soil by mixing in compost or well-rotted manure to enhance fertility.

Plant the bulbs (rhizomes) horizontally, about 4 to 6 inches deep and 18 to 24 inches apart. Water them thoroughly after planting and continue to water them regularly throughout the growing season. Add a layer of mulch to help conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth.

Canna The President bulbs bloom from late spring to early fall, depending on when they were planted and the climate. In warmer climates, they can start blooming as early as May or June, while in cooler areas, they may not flower until July or August.

Their stunning red flowers can last for several weeks, attracting pollinators and adding a splash of color to your garden. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more flowering and ensure a continuous display throughout the season.

Overwintering Canna The President bulbs is essential in regions with freezing temperatures (such as USDA hardiness zones 6 and below), as they are not frost-tolerant. Before the first frost, cut back the foliage to about 6 inches above ground level. Carefully dig up the rhizomes, shaking off any excess soil, and let them dry for a day or two.

Store the rhizomes in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated area, ideally at temperatures between 40-50°F (4-10°C). Place them in a box or container filled with peat moss, sawdust, or vermiculite to prevent them from drying out. Check periodically for any signs of mold or rot and remove affected rhizomes.

If you live in USDA hardiness zones 7 and up, it is fine to leave the cannas in the ground over winter. Just make sure to give an extra layer of mulch in colder months.

Propagating Canna The President bulbs is an easy way to expand your collection or share these beautiful plants with friends. The best time to propagate is in early spring before planting.

Divide the rhizomes by carefully breaking them apart or using a sharp, clean knife, ensuring that each division has at least one "eye" or growing point. Plant the divided rhizomes immediately in their new location, following the same planting guidelines as for undivided rhizomes. Water well and expect to see new growth within a few weeks.

While no plant can be considered entirely deer-proof, Canna The President bulbs are known to be relatively deer-resistant. Their thick, waxy leaves and strong fragrance can deter deer from munching on them.

However, hungry deer may still sample them if other food sources are scarce. To further protect your Canna The President plants, consider using deer repellents or installing physical barriers such as fencing around your garden. Keep in mind that these measures may need to be adjusted or reinforced as deer adapt to your strategies.

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