Cannas Outside

septgrl8April 18, 2008

I started my Cannas a few weeks ago indoors, quite a few are really getting big now. When will it be ok for me to plant them in the ground. Also will I have to keep putting them outside for a few hours to get them used to the sun before they go in the ground? Thanks

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glaswegian(5b, Ont)

Since you are in NY, I'll say anytime after May 24 should be safe for you.

Mine have been spending time on my front porch for the past 2 weeks, getting sun and overnight cool, and they seem to be doing well.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2008 at 7:37AM
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xerophyte_nyc(7)

I plant mine out by mid April every year without an issue, along with tomatoes. I live in Merrick.

I start them indoors mid-March so by the time they're planted, the vigorous ones already have 3-4 leaves and are a foot tall.

I leave them out where they get a few hours morning sun for about a week. After that, they can be planted in full sun.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 8:57PM
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