Canna Lily Sprouted New Shoots – Will Original Plant Return

Q: I planted a Tropicana canna lily last year. It has just sprouted new shoots in a new spot. Will the original plant come back?

A: Canna lilies spread via underground roots called rhizomes. I would expect the old plant to sprout and also to put out new sprouts from the rhizomes that grew last summer. The clump will slowly expand each year.