Tropicanna at Kmart

livsauntieshel(6b/7a south PA)April 21, 2011

The local Kmart has 2 gal tropicannas out already. I looked, but not too closely. From a few feet away I could tell they didn't look healthy. Sad, I would like to add a Tropicanna to my collection but I'm not going to risk all my other cannas for one.

Maybe it's just the cool wet weather we've had, but it looked like possible virus.

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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

That is to bad. I got mine about 2 months ago and it is doing great. I hate when the stores do not even care to take care of the plants they have. Such a waste. Paula =^..^=

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 9:29PM
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I found a few like that at K'Mart last year but some much healthier looking ones at Home Depot and Lowes this year. They may have gotten beat up in transit, so you maybe you could just cut them back and see what happens.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2011 at 9:26AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

I wouldn't buy them if they don't look good.

I bought a nice looking canna Tropicanna at Lowe's last year and returned it a few weeks later because it was definitely diseased. It didn't grow and started oozing black goo along the stems. Fortunately it did not infect any of my other plants.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 10:42AM
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livsauntieshel(6b/7a south PA)


No, I didn't buy any, I'd love one but I don't think it's worth the risk.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2011 at 5:20AM
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All the Tropicannas I've seen at Lowe's are badly infected with virus.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 7:29PM
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