Tall Canna

michigan_bamboo(6)May 8, 2008

I was wondering what the tallest growing Cannas are.

Thank You

Jim

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nightrider767(San Antonio)

Omega,,, banana canna/ muso folia. The two big ones I know.

I'm growing a bunch of banana canna this year, but their size is dependent on growing contions. Mine get mostly shade, so I'll be happy to get 8ft out of them.

But under ideal condition they can get up to 14 ft.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 1:21AM
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tey157(8b)

I'm gowing some of the musafolia for the first time too.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 2:10PM
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arctictropical(Z4)

I've grown them for the last 10 years (Canna musafolia) and if you give them optimum conditions (raised beds, full sun, lots of water, soil with good humus, and fertlizer) they can get up to 9-10 feet even in zone 4 if you have an Indian summer.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2008 at 1:19PM
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dlpasti

Waiting to see what my musafolia do this year--started from seed last year. I have one that survived and is already almost two feet tall out in my raised bed(my raised beds are 100% compost--so may take off majorly)--will let you know in the fall just how tall they make it.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2008 at 9:37PM
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nucci60(6 Ma.)

Okay, I'll bite. Why a raised bed. I have been growing canna for years and Musifolia for about three. What are the advantages of a raised bed in full sun?

    Bookmark   May 21, 2008 at 12:48PM
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arctictropical(Z4)

What I meant by raised beds is based on the idea that most of my cannas are located in large circular mounds of dirt throughout my lawn that are about one to two feet higher than the lawn. The extra exposure to the sun tends to heat up the soil better than flat soil. The more heat and sun you give cannas, including the soil they grow in, the faster they grow. They do so well I end up selling about 800 rhizomes each year to a local nursery.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 1:29PM
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nucci60(6 Ma.)

Wow! You certainly do some magical things with your palms and cannas.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2008 at 7:58AM
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royy(Z7)

I am looking for some of these taller varieties. I need a bunch of rhizomes, but don't have a lot of cash. Does any one know of a place I can get some of these taller varieties at a lower price?

Roy

    Bookmark   June 19, 2008 at 10:58PM
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dlpasti

I do raised beds because the "soil" if that's what you'd call it here is really nasty clay---gets hard as a rock in the summer.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2008 at 7:17PM
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