Can You Store Canna Bulbs In The Refrigerator?

by Claire
(Winter Springs, FL)

I bought several bulbs of Canna Pretoria this year. They grew into a striking clump of variegated leaves. I got many compliments on them.

I know I need to dig the bulbs up until next year. What I'm not sure about is how to store them. Do I put them in the fridge like tulips?


Plant Guides Answer

Canna tubers do not absolutely have to be dug up and stored in Florida. But as the bulbs can be quite expensive and 'Pretoria' is a gorgeous variety, I can see why you might like to be extra certain that they make it through the winter.

You can put them in the fridge. But, if space is a problem, your garage would probably do just as well. They need to be kept above freezing but below 55 degrees F.

Wintering Canna Bulbs will provide more information.

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