Could I get some tips on the care of Canna Lilies, like do the blooms need to be cut after they bloom, and yellowing leaves.  Also something is eating the leaves before they unfold, and what do I need to get rid of it?

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after the sun goes down mix 1 teasp of liquid hand soap with 1 qt water and spray.....................when it rains spray again.
by Master Gardner (152k points)
You should be dead heading the flowers once they turn brown and die.  Same with the dying leaves.

As far as what is eating the leaves, I'd suggest cutting off an unfurled leaf that shows signs of the damage.  Do it early in the morning.  Unfurl it.  Are there any insects in there?  If so that will be the culprit.  I'm willing to guess it might be earwigs.  They like it dark and moist and they are leaf eaters.  Determine the pest and treat for that.
by Master Gardner (13.7k points)

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