Lilies forum: Question about Dawn Pink Dwarf ---CANNAS LILY DWARF, ORANGE PUNCH

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Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
Jul 8, 2016 3:26 PM CST
Hi Everyone. I am thinking of growing lilies. I have always liked them. I found someone who I could get some Cannas lily dwarf orange punch and also dawn pink dwarf. I have always grown irises. With growing lilies over irises is there anything I should know. Thanks.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Jul 8, 2016 4:10 PM CST


If you are referring to bearded irises, then I would say the cannas need more water than that type of iris. So you would not want to plant the two near each other. I keep my cannas, grown in large ceramic containers, watered almost every day.

They are also not real cold hardy. I lost cannas when it got down to the low 20s F.

Cannas are not true lilies but can be very rewarding in both the flowers and foliage that they produce. The way I look at it, I get a "tropical" look without living in a tropical climate!
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
Jul 8, 2016 4:51 PM CST

I do usually do bearded irises.

On one it would be a cannas and the other would be a dawn pink, which I think is a lily. On the one that you lost, it did not come back by chance? What ones would you recommend for someone starting out with lilies? Esp. with a background in irises.

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