Do Cannas have seeds?

Dona Wragge
by Dona Wragge
Gardening question, maybe someone can help me. After the canna plant has lost it blossum and stem like pod is left where flowers where. On the stem are small green spikey looking balls, I opened one up and there was a small white balls. I'm wondering if they are new seeds. Anybody know?
do cannas have seeds, flowers, gardening
  6 answers
  • Dona Wragge Dona Wragge on Aug 18, 2013
    thank you R.

  • 8498tx 8498tx on Aug 20, 2013
    no cannas have bulbs they will multiply like a tulips does

  • Kimberly Meadows Kimberly Meadows on Aug 20, 2013
    Go onto u-tube and there is a wonderful video on exactly how to harvest seeds from your canna plants... I am going to try this this year with all my canna plants... fun fun fun

  • April E April E on Aug 20, 2013
    yes cannas have seeds people tend to use bulbs as depending on the type of canna it can take a couple or so years to have a blooming plant from seeds

  • Don Goldwyn Don Goldwyn on Aug 21, 2013
    Cannas can be propagated in spring by division of the rhizomes into sections, each with two or three growing points. Cannas can also be propagated from seed, although cultivars will not come true. In a good summer, many cannas will set seed that can be sown the following spring. Seed-raised plants usually flower in their second year. If sowing seed, follow these tips for the best results:To speed germination, soak seed in warm water for 48 hours or make a small nick in the seed-coat prior to sowing in multipurpose compost at 21°C (70°F). Cover the seed with their own depth of compost Pot on soon after germination into individual containers Keep at a temperature of about 16°C (60°F) Also Info found here:-

  • Suzette Trimmer Suzette Trimmer on Nov 22, 2013
    Absolutely! Canna do grow from seed. Not easily but possible. Your seed should be black however; and they are tough hard little pellets that were once actually used as pellets in wars. Nature is ever so surprising love learning something new a day everyday.