Cannas- first year question

blessedbe(7)July 12, 2011

I put 15 canna bulbs in the ground early this spring. About 5 of them have broken the surface. A couple have some pretty good leaf growth, though the tallest is still only about a foot high.

Is it likely that this first year they won't put up any flowers? It's getting late in the summer and the cannas around my area have been blooming for well over a month and a half now. The ones that haven't come up at all, is it possible they might emerge next year or can I pretty much assume that those bulbs were bunk?

thanks!

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judderwocky

how much sun are they getting>?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 4:03PM
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ifraser25(z11 Brazil)

These plants will not flower this year and in Zone 7 will need winter protection or else frost will kill them. Lift the plants and pot them up. Ordinary garden soil will do. Keep them somewhere free of frost and preferably with some sun over winter. They don't look bad in offices. As soon as the risk of frost is over plant them back out. It's a faff but worth the effort. - Ian.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 11:25PM
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