WalMart Wrong Canna

mimicubed(z7SC)June 9, 2006

I bought three packages of canna rhizomes from WalMart this spring -- Rosemond Coles; hasn't bloomed yet. Picasso; hasn't bloomed yet. And Madame Butterfly which is supposed to be a soft peachy pink. Well, it has bloomed and is the most dark electric pink flower in my garden. It's pretty, but it is not Madame Butterfly. It will be interesting to see how Rosemond Coles and Picasso turn out. To be sure you are getting the canna that you want -- only buy cannas that are blooming, not rhizomes in a bag.

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

Amen to that! I couldn't agree more that you really take a chance. Heaven only knows what kind of cannas I got this year there ( because the pictures were nice and the price was right ). I do know that they are rather stunted compared to the others I have, and potted up at the same time.

I also picked up some dahlias there. They looked beautiful, but NONE of them are doing well compared to the ones I kept over and planted at the same time. I believe that at least 4 of them are compost now. My wife keeps saying, "I told you so.....".

    Bookmark   June 10, 2006 at 2:20PM
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If you want named plants, don't buy from Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Every one I've ever gotten was named wrong. Lucifer canna I bought turned out to be Pink Beauty. The Catherine Woodbury daylily I bought turned out to be Rose Emily (which is actually much prettier, so I'm happy with that one.).

If you want named plants, buy from a reputable grower so you get what you pay for.

For Rosemond Cole and Mme Butterfly, try They're sold out for this year, last I heard, but they're taking orders for next year.

Karchesky Cannas probably has your Picasso.


    Bookmark   June 22, 2006 at 11:52AM
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