Wintering Canna Plants

Asked October 5, 2019, 10:04 AM EDT

Hello, I decorated my patio this summer with Canna plants in pots. Now that it is getting colder, how do I winterize the Canna. Can the Canna be put into the ground for winter in this MD area or do I need to bring them inside? Thank you,

Baltimore County Maryland bulbs overwintering canna

1 Response

The cannas will not overwinter outdoors. They are tender bulbs and need to be dug up and stored for the winter. They can be planted outdoors in the spring after all danger of frost is past.
Here are tips for overwintering cannas http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advi...
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/bulbs

Marian