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September Sights

Abby Paugh September 09, 2018

Quick! Time is running out! Hurry over to Horn Canna Farm near Carnegie and stop and smell the…cannas?

September is peak blooming month for cannas, so it’s the perfect time to visit the farm. It may be far from planting season, but you can walk in the field and find the perfect varieties to plant in your garden next spring.

A field full of cannas...what a beautiful view!

Cannas are those tall flowers with enormous leaves you often see next to someone’s house. Cannas are a rhizome, meaning that their stems run underground, producing roots and shoots that grow perpendicularly. When rhizomes are separated, each piece can create a new plant. 

Add color to your landscaping with these bright orange blooms.

Each year, Horn Canna Farm plants canna bulbs (rhizomes) in the spring and then harvests them in October. They set aside some of the bulbs to replant the next year and sell the rest to wholesale and retail customers.

You can order cannas directly from Horn Canna Farm on their website. They have more than 30 varieties, including four different sizes and seemingly endless combinations of bloom and foliage colors.

Cleopatra cannas are an unstable mutation, so you never know what combinations of colors you will get!

Although canna blooms are beautiful, their leaves are the real showstopper. Canna leaves can be a deep bronze, green, or various variegated combinations!

Check out the cool stripes on these leaves!

The best viewing occurs during morning hours on cooler days in September, but visitors can drive by anytime during daylight hours. For group and individual tours, call ahead to make an appointment. 

Be sure to stop at the Horn Canna Farm sign along the road and pick up a leaflet from the information box before you leave!

Horn Canna Farm 




Abby Paugh

Abby is an agritourism coordinator at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. She believes an Oklahoma adventure is the best kind of adventure, and she is excited to share the stories of Oklahoma agriculture with agritourists across the state.


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