Gardening Tips : How to Divide Canna Lilies

Divide canna lilies after they have bloomed by separating the roots but keeping part of the bulb in tact before replanting in quality soil and full sun. Keep canna lilies in a clump together in order to encourage growth with gardening tips from a sustainable gardener in this free video on plant care.

Expert: Yolanda Vanveen
Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Wash.
Filmmaker: Daron Stetner

25 Replies to “Gardening Tips : How to Divide Canna Lilies”

  1. Heya! I have mine started from seed. Each plant is about 5 inches tall right now. Will they divide and conquer this year? Or the next?

  2. Great video! I live in a cold climate, short summers, and took my cannas in for the winter. Now it is spring and the leaves have started to grow about 6 inches. I would like to divide them into 2 pots. If I cut off the new green growth, will it come back soon or should I leave the green growth and just divide them? Thank you for your help!

  3. Much appreciated. Got a big old canna that is in desperate need of splitting so this has made it a whole lot easier.

  4. woooooooooooooooooooooooow been searching for an indepth tutorial….yours is the best by far!!! thank you so much……. need to go replant now. Thanks again

  5. Immediately you know this woman knows plants, and this plant. Making a mess is 1/2 or more the fun. Hacking plants, its a 'if it doesn't kill it, it makes it stronger', she knows what she's talking about. Didn't know they loved to be crowded, but agree congested looks better for a year. Peat moss is a distaster, please don't use peat. It's eco-footprint (travel to markets, tools/heavy equipment used to harvest, etc.) is a nightmare, and destroys Canadian peat bogs.

  6. BEST canna transplant video I've found. Thank you for doing more than standing by the plant ;). I'll shake, shake, shake that dirt off!

  7. So I noticed if you don't divide them after they grow into those big clumps the flowering process is slow so you have to get out there and divide them

  8. Just the info I was looking for. But warn me next time you take a scissor and just cut them like that, my heart traveled up my throat and back when you cut them so unceremoniously, lol.

  9. Thank you! You totally answered my questions on dividing them in warm climates. In Florida, my plants have outgrown their container and yet, they're always blooming. I was afraid to divide them. Fear no more.

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