Canna Lilly

Asked September 10, 2019, 3:17 PM EDT

Can Canna Lilly bulbs be planted in Maryland? Or does it get to cold for them to winter over? Best to plant the bulbs in the fall?

Somerset County Maryland bulbs flowers canna lilies

1 Response

A canna lily is a tender bulb. They are not reliably hardy and should be protected or lifted from the soil for the winter. However, in your location if the winters are not harsh the bulbs may overwinter. You may want to experiment by leaving some in the ground.

If you want to store them over the winter, take a look at our site for digging and storing
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/bulbs
Bulb are best planted in the spring after frost.

Marian