How can you jump start a rhizome?

rsieminski(9b)January 30, 2006

I have a few that just wont start. They are not rotten. The temps are up. tried in pots and in the ground. Rhizomes of the same var have started already. What can I do?

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Boca_Joe(zone 7A)


keep them very warm (above 70-75) and on dry side in a good potting mix like PROMIX. Rain and cool weather will rot them.

Boca Joe

    Bookmark   January 31, 2006 at 10:09PM
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Partially joking, put them into a plastic bag with peat moss and forget them in the back of your car for a week.

I actually did this with some Canna I purchased, only to
discover they were not only sprouting, but growing like weeds!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2006 at 8:46PM
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ornata(London UK (8/9?))

Putting the potted ones in a heated propagator would work.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2006 at 10:15AM
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