Fertilizer

garland67July 17, 2006

What fertilizer has worked well with Canna? I was going to use Miracle Grow. Any reccomendations? Thanks

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jenna1(AZ)

I tend to be fairly lazy when it comes to fertilizing. I've never used Miracle Gro, however. I'm lucky in that my cannas are inground all year long and I don't have to dig them up yearly.

In the Fall I mulch with shredded leaves, which breaks down during the Winter months and not only feeds the soil and worms, but the rhizomes as well. In the Spring I just toss a few handfulls of a general granular fertilizer around the bases and water it in really well. I rarely, if ever, dig it in before watering. Every year I have the most gorgeous and healthy cannas. Unless I'm trying to empty out a bag of fertilizer, that's the only fertilizing that I do all year long.

Jenna

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 10:17PM
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watergal(z6/7 Westminster, MD)

My cannas love MiracleGro. They also love having some time release granular fertilizer like Osmocate worked into the soil at the beginning of the season too.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2006 at 9:26PM
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