New to Canna's

boothbay(7)July 8, 2013

My niece gave me 8 bulbs of them and they are sprouting. I have no idea how tall they would get and if they need to be tied to a stalk as not to fall over? Also what kind of fertilizer and how often. They get plenty of sun. thanks

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

They shouldn't fall over, shouldn't need any fertilizer.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 10:42AM
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Lots of sun, water and you can feed them with 20/20 every so often. Height depends on the variety. They are sturdy upright plants and don't require any staking.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 11:54AM
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If you want to fertilize, I suggest Milorganite. It is a pretty gentle (but stinky) fertilizer. And it is also used as a deer deterrent; can't say 100 percent sure on whether that works or not. Bulbs like Canna seem to love it. I have a canna that blooms yellow flowers. It isn't in the greatest area but has doubled in size and is full of blooms.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 9:10AM
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