When to plant canna outside in the ground in zone Michigan

lakemayor(5)May 25, 2006

I live in southern lower Michigan and I believe we are a zone 5 other say we are a zone 4. Anyway, what month or what temperature would I plant my canna outside in the ground? I have started some in pots but I have too many and some must go directly into the ground.

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

I put mine in this week. We are now ( supposedly ) past the frost date, so that is when to plant. They don't like frost. I'm zone 5 Canada, more northerly than you, but you know your area better. As I say, they don't like frost so when you are past the last frost date, go for it. The sooner the better. If you do get a frost, you can alway cover them with an inverted pot, unless you have a herd of them like I do. LOL

    Bookmark   May 26, 2006 at 6:01PM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

I'm about an hour south of Cleveland. I believe May 15 is our last date for frost. For you anytime after Memorial day would be fine. I've planted as late as July, and still got blooms.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2006 at 8:47PM
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