Want to try cannas
I live in southern WI, and I'd like to try some cannas in my yard. I'm partial to the tropicanna/phasion variety, and I also like the ones that are dark green with burgundy edging, not sure the name of it. I've been looking it up and reading about digging the rhizomes up for winter and keeping them in the basement over winter...think I can handle that!
My questions are....can they handle some wind, or do they shred like banana leaves can? Can they handle being planted alongside the west side of a brick house that really gets hot in the summertime? They won't "burn?" Another planting option...anyone know if they are toxic to animals, should I plant them near my chicken coop run, if a leaf gets within reach of my chickens, they aren't toxic, are they? And do they spread? Fast?
Does anyone here on GW sell rhizomes, or know of a good place to buy them? I've seen them on Plant Delights and such, but would prefer not to spend $25 per plant.
I would love to see pics of peoples cannas!