1st timer w/ Cannas
I was reading through Zone 5 cannas and still have questions. I got my first plant late last summer/early fall. I left it outside until the frost killed the leaves (as I believe I was told to do). I then trimmed the stems to about 2 - 4". I pulled the rhizome out of its pot, let the soil dry and gently removed the soil. I put it in a box, nothing in the box as informed to do and closed it and left it in my garage over winter. I have now brought it in, let it warm up a bit while soaking in water for about an hour. Planted it in moist potting soil, placed in a s. facing window near a radiator. This was about 8 - 9 days ago--no growth.
1. Since I'm in WI and others mention basements and 50 degrees, was my garage too cold.
2. Some have mentioned keeping it slightly moist (spritz 2 xs in winter) could mine have dried out and died?
3. How long before one should see new growth if all is going well, am I being to anxious since I'm a newbie?
I hate killing plants and I will feel just awful as I spent a fair amount on this little guy (dwarf canna w/variegated leaves) because I've been so in awe of their beauty.
I don't think these specific questions have been posted so I hope I'm not repeating.