1. ----Do you have to dig cannas in the winter?

    Fall Harvest at Horn Canna Farm   Cannas are known for summer-long color even on the hottest of days.  Cannas pump out color when other flowers are in the survival modes of late July and early August heat waves.  They even bloom well into late fall in many parts of the country.  Yes, cannas are all that and more! ...
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  2. ----Canna or Canna Lily? Which is the correct name?

    Canna 'Red King Humbert' shines above lime green sweet potato vines.   Cannas?  Canna lilies?  What do I call these tall, showy plants that bloom all summer? Excellent Question! We hear this very question often.  The name canna comes from the Greek word kanna.  It means reed or reed-like plant.  Cannas are best known for their flashy blooms that...
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  3. ----Are 'Pretoria' and 'Bengal Tiger' the same canna?

      Canna 'Pretoria'   Canna 'Pretoria' is one of the most widely recognized variegated cannas.  You may know it as Pretoria or as Bengal Tiger.  They are two names for the same variety.  A third, and less common, name is canna 'Striata'. Unfortunately, it is quite common for canna varieties to have more than one name.  There is not a...
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  4. ----How to Plant Cannas: Quick and Easy Guide

    Plant cannas in the spring when soil temps warm to 60 degrees.   Planting cannas is super easy and so rewarding when their big, beautiful blooms are rocking your flowerbeds all summer long. The first step is pick an area of that receives at least four hours of direct sunlight.  Cannas easily grow in full or partial sun, as...
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  5. ----Canna Rhizomes or Canna Bulbs? A common question!

    What is the correct term for cannas?  Are they rhizomes?  Are they bulbs?  We are often asked what is the correct way to refer to cannas in bare root form.  Cannas are commonly referred to as a bulb although they are not a true bulb.  Cannas multiply beneath the soil from a fattened extension of the stalk called a rhizome...
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  6. ----Oklahoma Agriculture Magazine 2017

    Carnegie Farm's Canna Lilies   A big thank you to for including us in their 2017 edition of Oklahoma Agriculture magazine.  It is always fun to share our story and the unexpected way our farm got its start.  Horn Canna Farm's roots (pun intended) started very simply.  An aunt from Arkansas shipped a package to Dustin's great grandparents. ...
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  7. ----Boston Common Inspiration

    ----Boston Common Inspiration
    Cannas make powerful statements in many areas of Boston Common.   Pretoria and Musifolia at Old South Church in Boston   We spent a few days in Boston this summer and saw cannas everywhere!  Boston Common has many displays of cannas mixed with grasses, lantana, zinnias, snapdragons, elephant ears, salvia, periwinkles and more.  Cannas are planted both as eye...
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  8. ----January 2014 Update

    It's cold in Oklahoma but our barns are warm and toasty as we prepare our canna rhizomes for spring shipment.  This year's shipping season kicks off Monday, February 17, 2014. We recommend planting cannas when soil temperatures are 60 degrees or above. For Oklahoma this means spring planting begins April 1st. When you place an order on our site you...
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  9. ----Harvest 2012

    Harvest 2012 is underway!  It is cool and breezy here on the farm, a typical fall day in Oklahoma.   Last summer's drought wreaked havoc on the crop.  While this summer's heat was still challenging, we are so glad to see better results as we harvest the cannas.  Rain kept us out of the field for a day or two but we don't complain...
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  10. ----June 18, 2012 Crop Update

    Another shipping season is wrapped up and we are eagerly looking forward to posting our availability for Spring 2013. The crop is growing beautifully!  Our growing conditions are so much nicer in comparison to last summer's drought. It is our hope each summer to have a few new varieties to offer for the following spring season. We will continue to...
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