Does canna virus "hang out" in the yard?
I had two different clumps of canna that completely died within one season, I assume from virus. They completely disappeared - poof - gone - highly unusual for Jacksonville, Florida. Throughout last spring/summer, they appeared weaker and weaker and weaker. Nothing - none of them - came back up this year. Again, highly unusual for Florida. All of my other canna came back up right on schedule.
So is the canna virus still harbored/incubating somewhere in my yard? Can I transplant a different variety of canna - that I already own and is uninfected - in the location where the old ones died? If not, how long do I have to wait? And is there a way I can completely eradicate the virus from my yard? I have not purchased any canna in years and I wish I had not bought those two pots. How dumb. But I am a sucker for pink.
Dead and gone: