Pot first, then plant??? Zone 6a

BlueSkyEyzesApril 9, 2005

I recieved two fairly large President Canna in a GW trade, I am unsure if i should pot them up for a few weeks, keeping them in the house or plant them dierectly into the ground?? the area i will be planting them in gets direct sunlight, until around noon each day...then partial shade. I am in zone 6a, connecticut

Any suggestions?? this is my first year with Cannas



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jroot(5A Ont. Canada (near Guelph))

Don't plant them into the ground until ALL danger of frost is over. You know your area for that.

If you want them to bloom as early as possible, I would give them an early start in a large pot. What I did with mine ( zone 5), is pot them in a large one or two gallon pot ( dependent upon the size of the tuber), then put it out on warm days, but at night I carry them back into the garage. They don't like the cold, but would benefit from the time to form a good root system.

..... just my humble opinion.

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